• Pattern Reviews

    The Hayley Robe by Tammy Handmade – a sewing pattern review…

    A new dressing gown, or robe whatever you’d rather call it, has been something that’s been on my ‘to sew’ list for quite some time so when Makerist kindly invited me to collaborate with them again on their most recent $2 sale campaign I of course said yes and after a scout through all of the wonderful patterns on their site, soon settled on the Hayley Robe by Tammy Handmade. I loved the look of this pattern because it didn’t look too oversized as some robe patterns can be. I also loved that there were two length options given and of course you have the option to make it in…

  • Knitting Projects

    Sirdar 9523 Cardigan Knitting Pattern Review…

    I love that stage where you’ve finished one knitting project and are then ‘allowed’ to start dreaming about and looking around for your next one.  Although I’ll often have more than one sewing project on the go, I’m a strictly one project at a time girl when it comes to knitting. So, I set about searching around online and came across this ‘vintage style’ Sirdar 9523 pattern from Love Crafts.  It was the lace pattern that attracted me to it initially, I do enjoy knitting a basic lace pattern and I liked the fact that this one only had lace on the two fronts so you do get a bit…

  • You Tube

    VLOG | How to sew a fabric pumpkin…

    In this video I’m sharing from start to finish, how I make these super cute fabric pumpkins. Perfect for using up all of those fabric scraps, a great autumn decoration and perfect to make with older children as you don’t have to use a sewing machine at all if you don’t want to… Happy fall sewing!! Sally xx

  • 2021 Makes

    My Favourite Makes of Summer 2021

    Summer is probably my favourite season to sew for.  I feel most inspired when planning for floaty summer dresses and pretty woven tops.  This year, the weather was particularly uninspiring but I still managed to make up a few things to see me through the season.  Here’s a quick run down of my top three makes from summer 2021. My frill collar blouse hack…. I’m never quite sure what to title this make but I guess the title I’ve given it is a pretty good description.  Early at the beginning of summer, I made a list of three things I’d like to make to add to my summer wardrobe this…

  • Tips and Tricks

    How to choose the right fabric for your sewing pattern | My top five tips…

    This is something I’ve been asked about quite a lot recently on Instagram and over on YouTube so I thought I’d write a short blog and make a quick YouTube video explaining how I personally go about selecting my pattern and fabric matches. I hope you might find something helpful in it 🙂 Tip No. 1 – Use the Pattern Envelope… It might be an obvious one but those fabric suggestions are included on the back of your pattern envelope for a good reason and that is that the pattern designer or company think these will work best for the type of garment the pattern is designed to make. That’s…

  • You Tube

    VLOG | What I’ve been sewing and knitting in July and August 2021…

    Hi everyone! Join me as I chat through everything I’ve been sewing and knitting during July and August. In this video I talk about three midi dress hacks I made using the Tilly and the Buttons Indigo and Lyra patterns and the Myosotis Dress pattern, a Jarrah Sweater, some t shirts and a couple of cute makes for my daughter… It’s a bit of a bumper, double month edition so you might want to get yourself a cup of tea 🙂 Thank you for watching! Sally xx