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

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)

Mad Men, Sewing

Mad Men: Series 7 Episode 1 – Style File

Mad Men kicked off in the UK on Wed and I wasn’t disappointed, great opening episode to the final series and I honestly have no clue where it’s going to end for some of my favourite characters but I am sure it’s not going to be the happy ending we’d all love for some of… Continue reading Mad Men: Series 7 Episode 1 – Style File

Sewing, Tops

Butterick 2475: all Sewn Up

You may remember my post from January where I said I'd be getting on with the start of this Joanie inspired outfit by starting with the green pussybow blouse. It appears to have taken me an inordinate amount of time to complete. I have (in my defence) been quite busy with other things though; the prep… Continue reading Butterick 2475: all Sewn Up

Sewing, Tops

A Joanie Start to the New Year & Wardrobe Architecture

I loved this post on Coletterie encouraging us to take charge of our wardrobes this year. I definitely fall into the category of someone who acquires things I don't use, buys fabric because it's on clearance and regrets it,  and goes for something because it's close enough! I'm really looking forward to the follow up posts,… Continue reading A Joanie Start to the New Year & Wardrobe Architecture

Day Dress, Sewing, Uncategorized

Simplicity 4697: All Sewn Up

October brought me to towards the purple cotton that I had in my stash, lovely against the Autumn colours of red, yellow and brown. I love Autumn, when the leaves turn and the mornings get frosty and you can smell winter is coming. I managed to make myself a dress that Prince would be quite… Continue reading Simplicity 4697: All Sewn Up

Sewing, Sewing Patterns

My Vintage Sewing Pattern Collection

I have been collecting patterns for a little while now and I thought I'd share them with you. I've also put a handy link in the sidebar so if you click there you'll automatically be transported (via the medium of net webbage) to my flickr account and you'll be able to see my updated set… Continue reading My Vintage Sewing Pattern Collection