I did plan on making the Suki Kimono for the #Sewmystyle challenge but life got in the way and I missed the reveal date. Hey ho, that is just the way it goes sometimes..... I had been looking forward to this pattern for ages and it did not disappoint! It is beautiful and I must… Continue reading Suki Kimono by Helens Closet
Chalk and Notch have just released a fabulous new top and dress pattern and there are a couple of options to choose from. A long sleeve or short sleeve top with a plain bottom band or hem ties and a dress version. You can interchange the sleeves and bottom bands to suit your style. Designed… Continue reading Chalk and Notch Pixie Tee
So, this is the fourth Nottingham meet up I have been to so far and they are so much fun! Each time I meet more and more likeminded people who are so friendly and I get to catch up with the girls I have already met. It's a funny feeling (in a good way) meeting… Continue reading #Sewnotts meet up!
The Afternoon pattern has a blouse or a shift dress option. You can choose either a box pleat or a subtle elasticated back in the dress to give it more shape. I liked the look of the elasticated back more than the box pleats and I am really pleased with it! I already have another… Continue reading Afternoon Dress by Jennifer Lauren Handmade
This skirt pattern is from Till's first book 'Love at First Stitch'. This is a brilliant book, if you are just starting out into dressmaking it is well worth investing in. The book comes with paper patterns and is beautifully written with detailed step by step instructions with photos. This skirt does not have a… Continue reading Clemence Skirt by Tilly and the Buttons
To say i'm in love with this pattern is an understatement! A beginner cardigan, designed to be left open and great for layering. The sleeves are extra long which doesn't bother me, I think it makes it more cosy. I used a gorgeously soft red ponte roma fabric from Cheryl at Stitchy Bee, if you… Continue reading Blackwood Cardigan by Helens Closet
Being a relatively new 'dressmaker' (I have made things for years, just not clothes for myself!) I am a little late in discovering the Ogden Cami by True Bias. Well, what can I say, it is one of my favourite finds. Brilliant for layering and dressing up or down. The Ogden Cami has a beautiful… Continue reading Ogden Cami by True Bias