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
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)
We've been in the new house for a week, and what a week it's been. The move was okay but the unpacking took me nearly the full week to get done. Yesterday I changed the curtains and took the last of the boxes and others disposable goods (read - leftover crap) to the tip. For… Continue reading Our New Pad
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
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!
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
While I was off on my camping adventures I finally got to have a good read of a book I’d had my eye on for a while an which was gifted to me by a friend as a thanks for embellishing a hen’s dress for her final night of freedom. Fifty dresses that Changed the… Continue reading Book Review: Fifty Dresses That Changed the World
In all of my excitement, sewing every god given hour and running off to Vegas I think I may have forgotten to post that I am a a finalist in the blog category for the National Vintage Awards. I would like to say an absolutely HUGE thank you to everyone who voted for me… Continue reading The National Vintage Awards: I’m a Finalist!
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
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