Moving on dresses – lady skaters in blue

It’s September, seasons changing and big changes in my life! I am in a new house in a new (old) city, with a still quite new job. So I have spruced up the blog a bit to go with all the new beginnings and I finally have a some new dresses to blog about! I…

Let’s go to the prom – BHL Flora

Hi All Today I am finally posting about the project that has been keeping me busy for the last month! My daughter has just finished her GCSEs and it was her school prom last week. As I have said previously, I am away from home during the week until we can move house and the…

My new favourite blouse – Melilot forever..

Hi All So we are almost half way through Me Made May and it is also time to start on summer sewing. I have very restricted time for sewing now as I am away from home during the week for the next few months, but I have found my new favourite pattern for the summer…

All change – and a Deer and Doe Bleuet…

Hello It has been a long time since my last post – again!  I have done some sewing since then but not as much as I had hoped and I have failed to get round to taking pictures until now – even though the longer days have given me no excuse. Life has basically been…

The twirly skater – a Lady Skater variation

Hi there everyone Another post only a week after my last! Clearly some sew-jo is returning at last. We are still getting used to the return of the sun to the North, so the pictures are a bit of a mixed bag this week! Last weekend I cut out four different projects – using fabric…

Stripey and silvery – Grainline Hemlock tees

Hi all It has been a bit quiet round here recently – like a lot of people I have struggled to take any photos over the winter and I haven’t been doing a lot of sewing in the last month or two. I have spent a lot of time looking at patterns and fabric and…

‘Jamas in January

Hi All and a very Happy New Year! More energetic people have been making Jeans in January, and I did think about joining in, but after a busy Christmas and New Year, I found that I had no energy to start anything new. I think I will leave jeans until I start to see some…

Top 5 of 2015 – Misses and Reflections

After the Hits in the last post its time for the Misses – which can be the most interesting posts! After the initial excitement which items actually made it out of the wardrobe and which were never worn due to niggly fit issues or bad fabric and pattern choices? I am pleased that I don’t…

Top 5 of 2015 – The Hits!

I can’t really believe that it is already time for Top 5 posts again – I haven’t even finished my autumn sewing (which seemed quite a cautious list at the time..) Gillian at Crafting a Rainbow is hosting the Top 5’s again and you can find links to all the posts here. I am really…

Make coat, wear coat, fly!

I am so excited to finally show you my coat! I feel as if I should get a badge of sewing achievement for this – and for bonus points – I used a Burdastyle pattern and with the briefest instructions ever, no diagrams, no sewalong! – I am feeling just a bit hardcore!Lots of pictures…