• 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…

  • You Tube

    What I’ve been sewing in March 2021 – Vlog description…

    Hi everyone – welcome back to another Sew and Tell vlog. This blog accompanies my YouTube makes video and includes links to everything I talk about within the video. You can watch my March Makes YouTube video by clicking below. The Jarrah Sweatshirt by Megan Nielson I made my Jarrah Sweatshirt using a combination of the pattern variations with a beautiful wine and cream Ponte from Minerva. I’ve linked a similar fabric here because this particular fabric is now out of stock. The Jolanda Blouse by Atelier Vicolo N. 6 at Makerist.com I made a sleeveless version of the Jolanda Blouse by Atelier Vicolo N. 6 in collaboration with Makerist.com…

  • Pattern Reviews

    Sewing My First Two Myosotis Dresses – A Pattern Review…

    It took me so long to get around to sewing up the Myosotis Dress, I think it sat in my pattern stash for almost a year before I finally gave it a go and I really don’t know why it took me so long. I think initially I simply couldn’t decide which version to make.  I loved the frilly sleeve but wasn’t sure how it would sit under a cardigan (a very important question!) and while I loved the bottom frill, I just wasn’t quite sure about that either. So, after a lot of overthinking (who me – never!) and a lot of putting off I decided it was high…