Pattern Reviews

The Goodwood Revival and my Simplicity 8447 1940s Vintage Dungarees

We went to The Goodwood Revival four years ago and absolutely loved it, but it was before I learned to sew. Here’s what I wore then - very glam (I had my hair and make-up done by the pros)! We booked again for this year and I decided to go with a completely different look… Continue reading The Goodwood Revival and my Simplicity 8447 1940s Vintage Dungarees

This 'n' That

Where it all started… The Great British Sewing Bee and my Drape Drape 2 Asymmetric Top

This particular top is where my sewing journey began... Back in 2014, for some unknown reason, I got into The Great British Sewing Bee, (series 3). I'd never sewn previously, other than the odd button, and I had no interest in making clothes, knew nothing about patterns or markings, darts or pleats, bias binding or… Continue reading Where it all started… The Great British Sewing Bee and my Drape Drape 2 Asymmetric Top

Pattern Reviews

Review – Street Style 025 Bomber Jacket

I’ve previously made the Rigel Bomber from Papercut Patterns, but I’ve never been happy with the fit, or the way the ribbing on the V-neck sits; it just doesn’t look right on me, so I hardly ever wear it. But earlier this year I saw the Street Style 025 Bomber Jacket on the lovely Diane… Continue reading Review – Street Style 025 Bomber Jacket

Pattern Reviews · This 'n' That

Three (or rather four) recent makes

Here’s a round-up of some of my most recent makes… SEW OVER IT ULTIMATE CULOTTES and CAMI First up is something I never thought I’d make or wear… culottes! I always love them on others, but being short and curvy I tend to look rather dumpy if clothing is loose, shapeless, or ends at a really unflattering… Continue reading Three (or rather four) recent makes

Pattern Reviews

Sew Together for Summer – Named Patterns Kielo Wrap Dress

The 2018 Sew Together for Summer was launched back in March when Monika @rocco.sienna , Sarah @sewsarahsmith , and Suzy @sewing_in_spain announced this year’s theme of wrap dresses. Last year, with my injury hampering my sewing, I was a bit late to the party when I made my Sew Over It Penny Dress, but, despite it being a bit of… Continue reading Sew Together for Summer – Named Patterns Kielo Wrap Dress

Pattern Reviews

Review – Emma Dress and Alice Top – Intro to Sewing Knits – Sew Over It

  I’ve admired the Emma Dress and Alice Top for some time, especially as the top has different bust sizes included. However, I’ve sewn with knits before so wasn't sure I needed the video course, so held off buying it until there was a discount code during the sale. First up was the Emma Dress…… Continue reading Review – Emma Dress and Alice Top – Intro to Sewing Knits – Sew Over It