Dressmaking

Aisling blouse

My pledge for Me Made May in 2021 is to identify some of the gaps in my wardrobe. It's not too difficult to tell.....hint, it's separates! As much as I love making dresses they're just not practical for the Dutch rain. Now that outdoor hospitality can open 12-6, we are trying to explore our new… Continue reading Aisling blouse

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Lahja Gown by Named Clothing

I was provided fabric for this make as part of the Minerva brand ambassador programme. All opinions are my own. Over the last year my sewing journey has taken me in a few directions, but the one thing I haven't made? Loungewear. I know. 12 months of sewing through a pandemic and the one thing… Continue reading Lahja Gown by Named Clothing

Dressmaking · Pattern Testing

The Lola Tank by Staystitch Pattern Co

I was on the pattern testing team for Staystitch and received a free copy of the final pattern in return. There was no obligation to share and all the feedback below is my own. Introducing the Lola tank! When I saw that Candice from Sew Bake Make was releasing her first pattern in partnership with… Continue reading The Lola Tank by Staystitch Pattern Co

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Pattern Review: Dawn McCall’s

Do you sew with "Big Four" patterns? McCall's are one of the biggest sewing pattern companies, stocked worldwide and you usually find their patterns sold in printed form on the tissue paper you traditionally associate with home sewing. I haven't got too much experience with them but here is my very short summary... Before working… Continue reading Pattern Review: Dawn McCall’s

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Spring inspo with Tammy Handmade & Rainbow Fabrics

I know I'm not the only one planning my Spring makes at the moment and daydreaming of sunnier days! For this blog post I've taken inspiration from this month's Modista brands, Tammy Handmade and Rainbow Fabrics! Both are offering exclusive discounts this month to Modista Patreon members - Tammy's PDF patterns are 15% off and… Continue reading Spring inspo with Tammy Handmade & Rainbow Fabrics

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April Sewing Challenge: #MeMadeModista

In April 2021 I am taking the plunge and hosting my very first sewing challenge! Eek! The challenge has been motivated by the milestone (or at least, it is one to me!) of reaching 5000 followers on Instagram last month. I truly can't thank my followers enough for the support, both in sewing and life… Continue reading April Sewing Challenge: #MeMadeModista

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Indie Interview: Lydia from Made My Wardrobe

One of the brands featured in February as part of the Modista Patreon is the inimitable Made My Wardrobe! They are offering Patreons an exclusive 10% discount and Lydia will be guest judging the monthly challenge to win one of two prizes. Lydia founded the London based company after starting to blog about her handmade… Continue reading Indie Interview: Lydia from Made My Wardrobe

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Scandi Sewing: Interview with Named

In January 2021 Named are offering 15% discount to Modista newsletter subscribers! From February onwards the discounts will be exclusive to Patreon members - find out more here. This month the Modista world sewing tour is in Scandinavia! Each month I round up some of my favourite sewists and brands from a region so that… Continue reading Scandi Sewing: Interview with Named

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Men’s Tropical Shirt : Wardrobe By Me Pattern

Wardrobe by Me are offering an exclusive discount code to Modista subscribers til 16 Jan! Read about the Modista Newsletter here. This blog post contains gifted fabric. I was under no obligation to use or write about it. All comments as usual my own! Do you like sewing for others? I swing back and forth… Continue reading Men’s Tropical Shirt : Wardrobe By Me Pattern

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Pattern Adjustments on the Indigo Dress

This blog post contains gifted fabric. I was under no obligation to write this blog post and all views are, as usual, my own! 🙂 Recently, a project came along that reminded me all in one how challenging, mysterious but magical sewing is. When we're growing up there's an assumption that RTW clothes are standard… Continue reading Pattern Adjustments on the Indigo Dress

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Quick winter sews: Lotta Dress and Wilder Gown

This December, for the first time ever I wasn't able to travel home to the UK and spend Christmas with my mum - ironically I'm probably the closest geographically I've been for many years, having travelled home for Christmas from France, Spain and Thailand in the past! But with lockdown restrictions and more, this year… Continue reading Quick winter sews: Lotta Dress and Wilder Gown

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Interview with Stephanie from The Rag Shop

One of the Modista brands this month is the fabulous Rag Shop. Based in the North of England (coincidentally where I hail from too), The Rag Shop is a new business that has made a BIG impact. Stephanie stocks the most amazing range of fabrics at a wide range of prices and they're impossible to… Continue reading Interview with Stephanie from The Rag Shop