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My Fight With Crohn’s Disease

I have signed up to a fundraising event for Crohn’s and Colitis UK called Walk It, which is happening this summer and I thought it was time to share my story. I’ve never been private about it, hell, I can talk about it all day if you asked me! So what is Crohn’s Disease?! It… Continue reading My Fight With Crohn’s Disease

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My Versatile Wardrobe So Far

I thought it was time to evaluate my progress in creating my versatile wardrobe as I’ve been doing this for just over a year now. You may remember my goal was to have a smart/casual wardrobe that works for both work and the weekend. I wanted to be able to get up in the morning,… Continue reading My Versatile Wardrobe So Far

The Overlocker Series, Tutorials

Overlocker Differential Feed Explained

So what is the differential feed? In a nutshell, it controls the movement of the front and rear feed dogs under the presser foot. Why would you need to adjust the differential feed? Because if you don’t, you may end up with puckering, gathering or stretching of the fabric - the picture below has all… Continue reading Overlocker Differential Feed Explained

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The Named Clothing Saunio Cardigan

The Saunio cardigan is number 2 on the Sew My Style project line up and the first Named Clothing pattern I’ve ever used. I can’t say I’m very impressed with the pattern to be honest. The fabric suggestions are incredibly vague so I decided to use a light weight, polyester voile so that it would… Continue reading The Named Clothing Saunio Cardigan

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Made For Me

Tilly and the Buttons Breton Stripe Bettine Dress

Early in January, I had a bit of a clear out, chucked out donated loads of clothes that I haven’t worn for ages to my local charity collection bin. I was BRUTAL and included some handmade items too. In doing this, I got rid of the bird cotton Bettine and the blue chambray Bettine. In… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons Breton Stripe Bettine Dress

The Overlocker Series

How To Sew With Knits On Your Overlocker

I was asked how to sew knits on an overlocker. Answer – really easily! Honestly, it is so quick and easy, I LOVE it and I'm sure you will too. At college, I was told to tack (baste) every seam before sewing it. So when I made my first jersey vest top, I went through… Continue reading How To Sew With Knits On Your Overlocker

Made For Others

My First Attempt At Sewing for Children With Burda Kids 9424

My friend, Hayley, asked me to make a pinafore style dress for her extremely cute baby girl, Emily Rose. I instantly had an idea of what I wanted the dress to look like but having never made any clothing for children before, I thought it best to use a pattern that was relatively close to… Continue reading My First Attempt At Sewing for Children With Burda Kids 9424