Evening Dress, Uncategorized

McCalls 6569: Anniversary Evening Dress (The Finished Dress)

If you've read my previous blog you'll see how my muslin turned out. With just a week to go I set out to sew up my dress in the lovely gold satin I'd brought back from Vegas a couple of years ago. I read prior to this that you should try and store your satin… Continue reading McCalls 6569: Anniversary Evening Dress (The Finished Dress)

Evening Dress, Sewing, Uncategorized

McCalls 6569: Anniversary Evening Dress (The Muslin)

This year I made a decision, a decision not be to scared by fabric. For a couple of years now I’ve had some gold satin I brought back from Vegas in my stash and I’ve been so scared to use it having never worked with anything like that. This year it’s my tenth (?!) wedding… Continue reading McCalls 6569: Anniversary Evening Dress (The Muslin)

Sewing

Ministry of Craft: Overlocking for Beginners Course

First off Happy New Year! It’s been an eventful 2016 and the reason I haven’t been able to update my blog much in the last six months is currently snoozing in his cot upstairs. Our lovely little boy has been keeping me very busy since his arrival in June and as much as I thought… Continue reading Ministry of Craft: Overlocking for Beginners Course

Sewing

Ministry of Craft: Develop Your Sewing Skills Course (Weeks 3 & 4)

Week 3 This week we started our pinny using some of the techniques we've learnt over the last two weeks, and learning some more. As everywhere seems to be having a remnant sale at present I headed over to plush addict and picked up some end of the bolt plain purple and some mustard cotton… Continue reading Ministry of Craft: Develop Your Sewing Skills Course (Weeks 3 & 4)

Sewing

Ministry of Craft: Develop Your Sewing Skills Course (Weeks 1 & 2)

For the last two Wednesdays I’ve been attending the Ministry of Craft’s Develop Your Sewing Skills course. I umm-ed and ahh-ed about booking it as we have had so much to buy for the imminent arrival in the meantime but I am so glad I did, and let’s be honest when am I going to… Continue reading Ministry of Craft: Develop Your Sewing Skills Course (Weeks 1 & 2)

maternity, Sewing

Simplicity 4827: All Sewn Up – 60s Maternity Top & Skirt

Luckily for me I got gifted a lot of vintage maternity sewing patterns when I told friends our news, unluckily I have been too tired in an evening or too busy with the impending arrival to spend time sewing. I have, however, had the last week off work to do some nice things and generally… Continue reading Simplicity 4827: All Sewn Up – 60s Maternity Top & Skirt

Evening Dress, Sewing

Simplicity 1360: All Sewn Up – 70s Inspired Gold Maternity Gown

For my first sew of the year I decided on adapting this new maternity pattern to make a vintage style outfit. That’s correct, if you don’t follow me on Instagram then you might not have seen that I’m preggo, up le duff, got a bun in the oven etc. I am not going to go… Continue reading Simplicity 1360: All Sewn Up – 70s Inspired Gold Maternity Gown

Children's, Sewing

Children’s Raincoat: Robert Kauffman Ann Kelle Chicken Print

And now for something completely different…. A few weeks ago I went off to Birmingham to a sewing show with my Step-Mum. We spent the day mooching about a huge space looking at lots of pretty fabrics and patterns, when this gorgeous laminated cotton caught my eye. That would be perfect for a kid’s raincoat,… Continue reading Children’s Raincoat: Robert Kauffman Ann Kelle Chicken Print

Sewing, Skirts

Simplicity 4579: All Sewn Up – 50s Fringed Skirt

My Step Mum found this pattern for me and I instantly fell in love with it especially the fringe trimmed version of the skirt, who doesn’t like a bit of fringing after all? So when the fine folks at Zazzle.co.uk got in touch with me so see if I would collaborate on a couple of… Continue reading Simplicity 4579: All Sewn Up – 50s Fringed Skirt

Day Dress, Evening Dress, Sewing

Simplicity 7702: All Sewn Up – 60s Shift Dress

My first sew of 2015. A few weeks ago I put a blog up for advice, after I scored some gorgeous vintage style fabric from John Lewis in the sale, asking what your opinions were on the pattern to pick. In the end the simplicity won out. I wanted to try something different, something with… Continue reading Simplicity 7702: All Sewn Up – 60s Shift Dress