Sewing

Help me choose a pattern (aka being indecisive sucks)

Well as you know we're in the new house, all is unpacked and yesterday we had our nearest and dearest over for a housewarming. So lovely to have our friends over and the next generation ( not star trek - just our mates awesome kids). Now the dust has settled I'm in the mood to… Continue reading Help me choose a pattern (aka being indecisive sucks)

Evening Dress, Sewing

Simplicity 2602: The Christmas Edition

Christmas eve is almost upon us and here I have a festive feast for your eyes. The Simplicity 2602 all made up and worn for my work Christmas party (and soon to be seen on Christmas Day!). I know I've been a bit slack on the stitching over the recent months but I have fantastic… Continue reading Simplicity 2602: The Christmas Edition

Books, Embroidery, Sewing

Christmas Sewing, Embroidery and a Double Craft Book Giveaway!

Hello there! Apologies for the silence the last couple of months but my work load has been off the charts both in my full time job and my copy writing freelancing, but the good news is I am now free to sew and craft! First off, I have picked the gorgeous fabric for my dress… Continue reading Christmas Sewing, Embroidery and a Double Craft Book Giveaway!

Lingerie, Sewing

All Sewn Up: Butterick B6031 Patterns By Gertie: The Slip

I thought it was time I pushed myself away from the cotton and towards something a little slinkier, so when I saw Gertie was starting a slip sew along back in February I thought I’d give it a go. The massively underestimated my time so I only got around to it this week. I opted… Continue reading All Sewn Up: Butterick B6031 Patterns By Gertie: The Slip

Skirts, Uncategorized

Sewing: Circle Skirts for Soul Girls

You’d think from my lack of sewing posts I’d been laying the needle down but I have been sewing, honest! I recently made two circle skirts on commission for some soulies I know. I’m holding off the full post about this as I’d ideally like to get some pics of the ladies in question in them… Continue reading Sewing: Circle Skirts for Soul Girls

Evening Dress, Sewing

Craftsy: Sew Retro – The Gertie Bombshell Dress Complete

Three days before I got Vegas, finally finished my dress this afternoon. Yikes! Sometimes I think I am either incredibly lucky when I get things done so quickly, or incredibly silly for procrastinating in the first place! Last week a gave an update of how this dress was going, which I'd started after signing up… Continue reading Craftsy: Sew Retro – The Gertie Bombshell Dress Complete

Sewing

May Vintage Sewing Pattern Giveaway

  Up for grabs this month is this Vogue Designer Original vintage late 70s Belinda Bellville fitted and flared, bias back-wrapped dress. It's suitable for soft fabrics (challis, wool crepe, wool jersey, lightweight double knits etc). It's a 36 Bust. The pattern is uncut and in mint condition. If you'd like to enter comment on this… Continue reading May Vintage Sewing Pattern Giveaway

Sewing

Confession Time: My Vintage Bum in All Its Wondrous Glory

I have a big bum. Bigger than most vintage patterns that fit my waist and chest size by a couple of inches (either side) so make that between 4 and 5 inches. Why am I telling you this? I am, as most women are, not your traditional size and not by long shot when it… Continue reading Confession Time: My Vintage Bum in All Its Wondrous Glory

Mad Men, Sewing

New Pattern Heaven: Mad Men (Trudy & Betty)

Don’t you just LOVE IT when you find a pattern that you have been looking for? For a while now I’ve been coveting Trudy Campbell’s gorgeous peach evening dress with the gold and pearl trim and the collars and cuffs, so when I saw this pattern on ebay I almost jumped out of my seat,… Continue reading New Pattern Heaven: Mad Men (Trudy & Betty)

Evening Dress, Sewing

Craftsy: Sew Retro – The Gertie Bombshell Dress So Far

I thought I'd give a little update on my Sewing for Vegas Sew Retro bombshell dress and my experience of using Craftsy for the first time. I signed up for this course with a little trepidation, boning? yikes! But you never get anywhere unless you push yourself do you? And in some respects I have all… Continue reading Craftsy: Sew Retro – The Gertie Bombshell Dress So Far