Autumn Pattern Testing – Selkie London and Cocowawa Pumpkin

We sewists are blessed with an amazing amount of new indie patterns released regularly and this autumn there's been some real beauties. I've been lucky enough to test two new lovely patterns - a cardigan/cardigan dress and a dress/blouse/skirt combo. Technically I could create a capsule wardrobe with just these two versatile patterns! Cocowawa Pumpkin… Continue reading Autumn Pattern Testing – Selkie London and Cocowawa Pumpkin

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Moselle, Effra and Fleet – review of new patterns for Nina Lee

I squealed with delight when Nina sent three simple patterns for testing, which launched yesterday. Nina calls them her summer essentials and with the heatwave we're having in the UK, I was in! Interested? Find them here but do read my review first! The three patterns are beginner friendly, quick to sew and perfect for… Continue reading Moselle, Effra and Fleet – review of new patterns for Nina Lee

My Nina Lee Mayfair Dress in Liberty fabric

I was lucky enough to test the new Mayfair dress by Nina Lee patterns which was launched today. If you're a fan of Nina's patterns, like me, you'll love her modern, sleek, well-fitting designs. The Mayfair is no exception; I was so confident in Nina and the pattern that I tested using a beloved Liberty… Continue reading My Nina Lee Mayfair Dress in Liberty fabric

Review of French Navy Calyer Pants using stretch crepe

This review was originally written for the Sew Me Sunshine blog, where Harriet at SMS gifted me stretch triple crepe fabric to write about a sewing project and includes my own opinions about the pattern and fabric combination I chose. If you'd like to see the first version of Calyer pants I made, check out… Continue reading Review of French Navy Calyer Pants using stretch crepe

Ogden cami love and my Spanish holiday wardrobe 

Whilst everyone was going stretch mad for Tilly's new book, I was getting ready for my Easter holiday to Tenerife and sewing up a few quick makes to add to my holiday capsule wardrobe.  My three Ogden cami's (that famous True Bias pattern) were my number one choice for both day and evening wear. My… Continue reading Ogden cami love and my Spanish holiday wardrobe 

Nina Lee Piccadilly Pyjamas and Galaxy PJ Top

Since I finished pattern testing the Nina Lee Piccadilly Pyjamas, I was keen to make more. This blog includes a quick review of my original make (as a pattern tester) and my new colourful Piccadilly pj top made for outerwear.  I really enjoyed making the Pyjamas - I love the shape and details, especially all… Continue reading Nina Lee Piccadilly Pyjamas and Galaxy PJ Top

Spring sewing for A little lawn party including Sew Over It Emma Dress

When Atia (@thebrightblooms) and Mel (@handmadebyditsytulip) asked me to get involved with a new spring sewing challenge I was delighted. Named 'a little lawn party', it's an opportunity to sew Spring-inspired garments using pretty cotton lawns as well as other seasonally appropriate (!) fabrics and enter in a sewing project competition. It's simple to enter… Continue reading Spring sewing for A little lawn party including Sew Over It Emma Dress