Made For Me

Califaye Collection Basics Pocket Skirt

I’m going to be bluntly honest – I’d never heard of Califaye Collection before the Sew My Style project and I can’t say I was overly pleased with my finished skirt or the process to make it. I found the instructions to be more complicated than they needed to be for such a simple skirt;… Continue reading Califaye Collection Basics Pocket Skirt

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Made For Me

Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Tops

I have absolutely no idea why I haven’t made this pattern sooner! I’ve had it sat on my shelf for ages and I’ve also had some fabric to use for ages too. When I saw the heart jersey fabric that Rachel Wain bought from Barry’s in Birmingham which she posted on Twitter, I just had… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Tops

Other

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

Made For Me

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

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

Pattern Testing

Making Luna Lapin eBook

I volunteered for a blog-hop opportunity with Sew and So UK and they picked me to review an ebook by Sarah Peel called Making Luna Lapin. My first impressions of the book were that this could be a lovely bonding project between parent or grandparent and child. How lovely would that be to be old and… Continue reading Making Luna Lapin eBook