• 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…

  • 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

  • Pattern Hacks

    An Indigo/Lyra pattern mash up – possibly my new favourite dress…

    Ah the midi dress trend, are you a lover or a hater?? I have to say, for a long while I was unsure about this oh so difficult length to get right, particularly in ready to wear dresses where my little old petite self would simply end up drowning in what should have been midi length and invariably turned out to be maxi and possibly a little bit more in the shops.  Enter yet another reason why I love being able to make my own clothes… I have to say though, I really like the midi dress trend.  I think it’s that little bit more flattering than maxi if you…

  • Pattern Reviews

    Sewing my first Lyra Dress by Tilly and the Buttons – A Sewing Pattern Review…

    The minute Tilly and the Buttons brought out the Lyra Shirt Dress pattern, I knew it was right up my street and I had to have a go at it. I bought the pattern immediately and then, despite my initial enthusiasm, it sat in my stash for a little while while I admired all of the other lovely versions I saw people making up online. The pattern is described as a ‘romantic shirt dress’ which I think is a great description for it since it has the more formal style ‘proper’ shirt bodice and then the floaty romantic style ‘buffet style’ tiered gathered skirt at the bottom. If you’re looking…

  • You Tube

    Fabric haul | Sewing and knitting plans and a catch up…

    Hi everyone – welcome to another fabric haul and sewing plans blog and vlog. This blog accompanies my YouTube ‘fabric haul’ video and includes links to everything I talk about within the video. You can watch this video by clicking below. In the video I’m wearing an Ogden Cami by True Bias – you can find this pattern here. I used a cream crepe fabric and I’ve linked similar here. My Sewing Plans I was gifted this beautiful Art Gallery cotton fabric from Minerva for my next Brand Ambassador project for them. You can find this fabric here. I’m planning to make a short sleeved Darling Ranges Dress by Megan…