Dressmaking · pattern review

Seamwork Madhu top

Summer is teasing us here in Amsterdam - here one moment, gone the next, you really don't know how to dress from one day to the next! With this in mind I'm looking for pieces that will take my wardrobe from season to season in a flash - ie, separates! I recently joined Seamwork after… Continue reading Seamwork Madhu top


Helen’s Closet Jackson Tee

There are some patterns that before you've even finished the first one, you've got another ten planned. This was definitely the case for me and the Helen's Closet Jackson tee! As you might know, I'm not very experienced in sewing with jersey. Don't get me wrong, the projects I've dabbled with have gone really well,… Continue reading Helen’s Closet Jackson Tee

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


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


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


Autumnal picks from this month’s brands!

Is it just me or has this year gone by in the flash of an eye? With lockdown the spring/summer of 2020 felt like they went by so quickly and already we are into planning our autumn makes.! In this month's Modista newsletter we have two cracking independent fabric brands offering exclusive discounts to subscribers… Continue reading Autumnal picks from this month’s brands!


Constructing the Sew Over it Libby collar

This blog post contains gifted fabric. I chose the fabric to be able to blog about a garment and topic of my choosing; One of my favourite recent makes is the Sew Over It Libby blouse. I'm entering the sewing stage that follows the immediate intense obsession of initially discovering sewing; now I'm realising I… Continue reading Constructing the Sew Over it Libby collar