• 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…

  • You Tube

    Oct/Nov ’19 Fabric Haul and Sewing Plans Vlog

    In my first EVER YouTube video I’m talking all about my finds from The Knitting and Stitching show and what I plan to make with them. I’d love you to pop over and have a watch and keep an eye on the blog and Instagram to see how I get on making them. PS. apologies for the fact that I am full of cold here and say ‘erm’ a lot… Don’t forget to leave a like and subscribe to my channel to see more videos from me. Thank you so much for reading and watching! Sally xxx

  • 2018 Makes

    The Perfect Beginner Jersey Dress – Coco by Tilly & The Buttons

    I ordered 2.5 metres of this beautiful textured jersey from 1st for Fabrics because I have a mild obsession with stripes and also because I thought it would be perfect for the Coco pattern.  As always, the fabric arrived beautifully wrapped in pattern paper, with a handwritten note and a spool of cotton, from Julie which added a lovely personal touch. I’d not made the Coco pattern before but I had heard lots of good things about it, I love simple jersey dresses in the autumn and winter for wearing with tights and boots so I knew that this pattern would be a very useful addition to my wardrobe. As always,…

  • 2018 Makes

    Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress Review

    Pattern: Sew Over It – Ultimate Shift Dress  Fabric: Lightweight Rayon Challis – Bold Flowers & Stripes from 1st for Fabric I ordered 2.5 metres of this beautiful lightweight rayon challis from 1st for Fabrics because I absolutely love both stripes and florals at the moment and this fabric combined the two perfectly.  The fabric arrived beautifully wrapped with a note from Julie which added a lovely personal touch. At the time of ordering I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to make from the fabric but I knew I wanted to make a dress from it and that 2.5 metres should easily cover that. I deliberated for a…

  • 2018 Makes

    True Bias Ogden Cami – A Review….

    If you’re a sewer you’ll know that there have been dozens and dozens of these tops all over sewing social media in all the beautiful fabrics so after lusting over about 600 of them on Instagram I decided it was time I gave this pattern a try.  I downloaded the PDF file direct from the True Bias website for $10.00, it winged it’s way into my Inbox and I printed it straight out.  Given that there are only five pattern pieces in total to print, this pattern was very quick to put together using the cut and stick method and very quick to cut from the fabric too as the…

  • About Me

    My dressmaking story…

    As well as making beautiful handmade things for my lovely customer’s homes as part of my business, in my spare time I also love to sew clothes for myself and my children. I have always wanted to make my own clothes. When I was a child of around ten I learned to knit and I would spend lots of my time knitting soft toys and gifts and then eventually, as I got older and more experienced, progressing to jumpers and cardigans which I could wear myself.  As I got older I became more interested in sewing, my Mum, Nan and Grandma all knew how to sew so I had lots of…