• 2019 Makes,  The Fabric Guys

    The Avid Seamstress – The Blouse. A Tutorial in Collaboration with The Fabric Guys

    This pattern has got to be one of my favourite patterns ever and it was a pleasure to make this one in this beautiful floral rayon from The Fabric Guys! I have always wanted a handmade blouse in my wardrobe but been put off by the collar stands and difficult cuffs that come with the making. In my opinion this pattern is the perfect introduction to shirt making, the instructions are clear and easy to follow and there are lots of little hints and tips along the way to help you out. I’ve made two versions now – for my first I loved the pattern image so much I used…

  • 2019 Makes,  Minerva Crafts Blogger Network

    Minerva Blogger Network – Sew Over It Heather Dress

    Another lovely Sew Over It pattern that I’ve been meaning to try out for months. This was on my list to make for Autumn/Winter 2019 and I’m so glad I have this pattern in my life. This dress is what I practically live in day to day when I’m just going about normal mum/work life but want to look at least somewhat put together. Pattern: Sew Over It Heather Dress Fabric: Textured Jersey gifted from Minerva, available to purchase here. I have to say that this fabric was amazing, so easy to work with and really comfy and warm to wear, I thoroughly recommend. Size: I made an 8 and…

  • 2019 Makes,  Minerva Crafts Blogger Network

    Minerva Blogger Network – Sew Over It Pussy Bow Blouse

    I have wanted to make this blouse for ages and ages but I was put off because I thought the cuffs looked a bit difficult. I chose this fabric not realising quite how sheer it was in real life but when it arrived it was so silky and beautiful I knew it couldn’t be anything else so I jumped right in and decided to tackle those cuffs with possibly the most difficult fabric I’ve ever worked with. No point in doing things by half hey… 😉 Pattern: Sew Over It Pussy Bow Blouse I bought the pdf version and printed at home. Fabric: Lady McElroy Spray Bouquet Chiffon, kindly gifted…

  • 2019 Makes,  Minerva Crafts Blogger Network

    Minerva Blogger Network – New Look Kids 6205

    This Bunnies on Bikes cotton fabric was too cute to pass up for my animal loving little girl so I snapped some up to make the New Look 6205 pattern for her which I’d had in my pattern stash for ages and not made up. Pattern: New Look 6205 – I made age 6 Fabric: Printed cotton fabric kindly gifted in return for a blog post, available to purchase here. Alterations: None at all other than that I made an age 6 for my 7 year old due to the amount of ease there was in the final garment. This fitted perfectly. Time to make: Approx 2-3 hours. I would…

  • 2019 Makes,  Minerva Crafts Blogger Network

    Minerva Blogger Network – Christine Haynes Emery Dress

    I absolutely loved my first version of this dress, I love the vintage style and the fact that it’s so wearable, and I knew as soon as I saw this beautiful white broderie anglaise that it would make a beautiful summery Emery. Pattern: Christine Haynes – Emery Dress Fabric: White Cotton Broderie Anglaise from Minerva Crafts kindly gifted in return for this blog post. Can be purchased here. Changes made: I left out the pockets on this version (I know!!!) but I didn’t want to interfere with the line of the dress since I’d lined it. Time to make: 3-4 hours I would definitely make this dress again – I…