What I’ve been sewing and knitting in April 2021

Hi everyone – welcome back to another Sew and Tell blog and vlog. This blog accompanies my YouTube makes video and includes links to everything I talk about within the video. You can watch my April ‘Makes’ YouTube video by clicking below.


Girls Loungewear Set

I made this loungewear set for my daughter as my most recent Minerva Brand Ambassador make using this very cosy sausage dog print, fleece backed sweatshirt fabric which you can find here. The patterns I used were the Ikatee Jasmin Sweatshirt for the top here, and the Made by Me patterns kids jogger pattern which you can find here. If you would like to read my full review of this make you can read it over on my Minerva profile here. I love how this one turned out 🙂

Tilly and the Buttons Billie Sweatshirt

I made a Tilly and the Buttons Billie Sweatshirt, pattern linked here, from this beautiful fleece backed sweatshirt fabric from By Graziela Fabrics, gifted as part of a collaboration giveaway we ran together over on Instagram. You can find this lovely fabric here.

Ruffle Neck Top

I made this lovely sleeveless ruffle neck top as part of a collaboration with The Pattern Pages Magazine. This pattern will be available in their fourth birthday issue out on 1 May 2021 and is free to annual subscribers. You can find The Pattern Pages Magazine here where you can purchase and download single magazines or sign up for an annual subscription. I made my top from a beautiful viscose crepe Atelier Brunette fabric from Minerva, I’ve linked it here. I love this top and can’t wait to make up another one for summer.

The Silver Sweater from the Mode at Rowan Brushed Fleece Knitting Book

I finally finished my Silver Sweater from the Mode at Rowan Brushed Fleece knitting book. I knitted mine up in shade Crag, I’ve linked the yarn here and the book here. I absolutely love how this has turned out and I think it must be the warmest jumper I own!!

So that’s it for this month, I hope you like what I’ve made! Don’t forget to watch my accompanying YouTube Video linked above for more information about these makes and subscribe to my channel while you’re there for more sewing content. You can also follow me over on Instagram @secret_life_of_a_seamstress for more sewing content and photos.

Thanks so much for watching and reading!

Happy sewing!

Sally xxx

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