Bethany Pants Pattern Review

When the opportunity came up to test the new pattern Bethany Patterns released by On the Cutting Floor I leapt at the chance. The pattern comes with two length choices, full length and culottes. Here in the UK we have been experiencing a mini heatwave so it seemed the natural choice to pick the culotte … Read more

Celebrating Christmas – my new red dress. Tulip Dress Sew Different

Today I am taking part in blog tour organised by Sewing by Ti. Celebrate the Holidays is all about the fabulous opportunities to celebrate during December. No matter your personal beliefs, there is plenty to celebrate. Eight days before we moved I decided to whip up another Sew Different pattern, this time I chose the Tulip Dress. … Read more

Sew up a cardigan in an hour! Plus Giveaway

I am delighted to be taking part in this tour. Having never sewn a cardigan I am pleased to be trying something new. I have to admit to deliberately picking cardigans I thought a) would look good but b) would be easy to sew! My first cardigan pattern is Womens Draped Cardigan from Seamingly Smitten. My fabric is … Read more

Girls/Tweens Pattern Parcel 5

The Fishsticks Playhouse Dress is a lovely dress featuring puff sleeves and a flared skirt. It super quick to make with a stylish result:) This is the first time I have used a stretch knit for the top, and cotton for the flared skirt. It is fractionally large for my daughter, but this is deliberate. She chose short … Read more

Uptown/downtown Dress Pattern Review

You may have noticed a theme this week – pattern testing and conquering my fear of sewing knit fabrics:) I seem to be sewing for pleasure, and growing in skills, somewhat distracted from my goal of reaching a 100 items in my Etsy shop!! This gorgeous dress pattern comes in sizes 2 -10 year olds with three … Read more