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

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 3877: All Sewn Up (The Christmas Edition)

I've had this gorgeous pattern since July and have been looking for the perfect excuse to make it and what better than a Christmas party at work? The scene is set, there will be a brass quintet and nibbles and drinks in the Atrium of our building, now all I need to do is make… Continue reading Simplicity 3877: All Sewn Up (The Christmas Edition)

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

Day Dress, Sewing

Simplicity 4980: All Sewn Up

To kick back into sewing after a little absence I decided as I had a week off that I'd try something a little more testing than usual and went for this lovely pattern with a hidden collar and a soft pleat. I had some blue cotton in my stash so cracked on with cutting the pattern… Continue reading Simplicity 4980: All Sewn Up

Day Dress, Sewing, Sewing Patterns

Pattern Giveaway: And The Winners Are….

Thanks to those who commented on my last blog and were interested in giving those patterns a good home. Although there weren't many replies I still sued a random number generator for fairness. The new owners will be......*drumroll* Vogue: Christi and Simplicity: Sharon  Can you please email my your postal address? mrsbcrafty@gmail.com I'll get them… Continue reading Pattern Giveaway: And The Winners Are….

Sewing, Skirts, Tops

Simplicity 2654 & McCalls 7292: All Sewn Up

I have been sewing, honest! I know I've been quiet but with the heatwave we're having at the moment and Wimbledon proving to be quite a distraction it's taken me quite a lot longer than I thought it would to complete the skirt and top combo I started a couple of weeks ago. I started… Continue reading Simplicity 2654 & McCalls 7292: 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