Made For Me

Seamwork Neenah Turtle Neck Dress

I’ve not used a Seamwork pattern before but I’m glad I chose the Neenah turtle neck dress as my first one as it was so quick and easy to make up! I made it in an evening and wore it to work the next day, where I received loads of compliments on it and it… Continue reading Seamwork Neenah Turtle Neck Dress

Kommatia Patterns Bomber Jacket
Pattern Testing

Kommatia Patterns Bomber Jacket

I think I’m in love with bomber jackets – who’d have thought it?! Jessica from Kommatia Patterns put a request out for pattern testers to test her new bomber jacket pattern J004 and I absolutely jumped at the chance! I bought the butterfly polyester crepe de chine at the Sewing for Pleasure and Hobbycrafts Show… Continue reading Kommatia Patterns Bomber Jacket

Made For Me

The Califaye Pocket/Moss Skirt Mash Up

As you may know, the Califaye Basics Pocket Skirt was not a success for me. I felt really self-conscious when wearing it and generally uncomfortable. I didn’t love it. So, what did I do about it? I took it apart and salvaged the linen and invisible zip to use for another skirt. After the (mostly)… Continue reading The Califaye Pocket/Moss Skirt Mash Up

The Overlocker Series

What Needles and Thread to Use in your Overlocker

Overlockers use specific needles that are designed for both stretch and woven fabrics, which means there isn’t any need to use ballpoint needles. You may remember that my overlocker is a Janome 9200D and it takes HA X 1SP needles. Size 75 for lighter fabric and size 90 for heavy fabric. I have more needles… Continue reading What Needles and Thread to Use in your Overlocker


The Fashion Front Fashion Show

There are so many reasons I love Bristol and feel so lucky to live in this creative, buzzing city. One of these reasons is the thriving indie fashion scene. The Fashion Front brings together local designers to showcase their creations and support the community. It was organised by Fran Rennison, who also has her own… Continue reading The Fashion Front Fashion Show