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    Megan Nielson Jarrah Sweatshirt Pattern Review in collaboration with The Fabric Guys

    Back in January I did a little audit of my wardrobe.  Sewing as a hobby generally means you end up with a LOT of clothes in your wardrobe and I realised that mine was getting a little out of control with things that I loved making but didn’t necessarily wear very often because they didn’t fit in with my lifestyle.  Day to day I tend to live in jeans, jumpers and t shirts and so I decided to focus my making on things I need rather than just things that I thought were pretty – at least for a little while anyway! What I need at the moment are a…

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    Mira Dress by Fibre Mood – My Review…

    I have been eyeing up the Mira dress by Fibre Mood pretty much since it came out.  I absolutely love the boho style of this pattern, it has a touch of 70s style about it don’t you think?  I stalked the pattern for a while on Instagram and adored the versions that other sewists were making so I knew it wouldn’t be long before I had to give it a go myself. I have to be honest though, it was the gathering of those tiers that was putting me off a bit, gathering is not my favourite sewing task it has to be said. I was drawn to this Crepe…

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    2020 Makes,  Pattern Reviews

    DIBY Club Emmeline Gathered Dress Pattern Review

    It was so lovely of the DIBY Club to get in touch with me and ask if I would like to sample and review one of their patterns.  I’d not heard of the brand before but a quick look over their website and I knew they would be right up my street. The DIBY (Do It Better Yourself) Club aims to teach you to make your clothes better than you can buy them with a focus on getting the perfect fit for your individual body size and shape. THE PATTERN I was asked to review the Emmeline Dress, a fit and flare jersey dress with a variety of sleeve and…

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    My thoughts on slow fashion and trying to shop more sustainably…

    I LOVE clothes and I love fashion. You probably wouldn’t know this if you saw me on the school run these days. but I do.  In my younger, more carefree days I would spend a large proportion of my wages on clothes every month often only wearing something once, it was almost like a hobby, clothes were my interest and I wanted something new pretty much every weekend.  I’m almost ashamed to admit that now but maybe there wasn’t actually anything wrong with that at the time, it’s where I get my love of sewing from after all.  I also liked to study the clothes and see how they were…

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    February Fabric Haul & Sewing Plans

    In this video I talk through my fabric haul for February and what I’m planning to make with it all. I also have some beautiful fabrics that I picked up in the January sales to show off. I would love you to consider subscribing to my channel and to hit the notification bell so that you don’t miss any of my future videos – I’m hoping to make them more regularly this year.

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    Sew Over It Ava Skirt Pattern and Fabric Review with The Fabric Guys

    THE PATTERN I have wanted to make a Sew Over It Ava Skirt for ages and when I saw this super pretty needlecord on the Fabric Guys website I knew it would be perfect for this pattern.  I have a similar ready to wear skirt in corduroy and it’s just perfect for the autumn and winter months. I chose to make the mini version of this skirt without the pockets.  Leaving out pockets was not a decision I took lightly because we all love a pocket don’t we but I didn’t want the inseam pockets to interfere with the silhouette of the skirt in this fabric. I made a size…