She flies like a …bat? Another Named Blair tee

Hi Again I am back again to share my first Named Blair batwing tee. You can find the pattern here and it is a very quick make – I made this one in a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon to check the fit before I cut into the jersey for my Minerva Crafts…

Batwings.. the Named Blair shirt

Hi there My latest post is live today over at the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network. I’m going back to the 80s with a batwing shirt in a fabulous print jersey fabric. You can read more about it here I will be back soon with a bit more batwing goodness, but for now here are some…

Mixing things up – split hem Grainline Linden

Hi again So last week I wasn’t entirely happy with my Named Talvikki – despite really liking the fabric and pattern I just had mixed feelings about them together – thank-you for all the comments and feedback! This week I took one of the aspects of the Talvikki that I loved – the deep split…

One talvikki, two talvikki

So this week I have two Named Talvikki sweaters to show you and a tale of uncertainty, happiness and uncertainty again! The Talvikki sweater is part of Named Patterns Evolution collection – I love the darts at the neckline and the split hem. I wanted to make a top that was a step above a…

All buttoned up – my other Rosari skirt

Hi Again My last post was about my denim 70s inspired Rosari skirt over at the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network – you can read all about it here. As I said last time, I have been doing a lot of pattern repeats so I thought I would also share my first Rosari, which I made…

That 70s skirt – Pauline Alice Rosari Skirt

My third post for the Minerva Crafts Blogger network is live – find out more about my 70s style Pauline Alice Rosari skirt over there. Warning – lots of pictures of top-stitching! I have been doing other sewing – but not managing to get pictures, so I will be back very soon to share something…

Once more, with feeling -another Named Helmi

Hi there I am really ready for a bit of Spring now – occasionally we get a glimpse of sun and it feels as if brighter days are coming soon, but this afternoon when I dragged Mr Notsewsimple out to take some photos it was still cold and grey. I finished this dress a couple…

Clouds and silver linings – Grainline Driftless cardigan

My second project is live over at Minerva Crafts today – it’s January so it seemed the perfect time to make a cardigan! Find out more about my Grainline Studios Driftless Cardigan over at Minerva Crafts – all the details are here!              

Easy like Sunday morning.. Grainline Linden

Hi there I am easing into 2017 with my first ever Grainline Linden tee –  sewn up in one day over the Christmas holidays (and then worn for two days straight…) I thought that I must be one of the last sewing bloggers ever to sew the Linden – but it seems as if I’m…

looking back and forwards – 2017 makenine

Hi there and a very happy new year to you all! After looking back at what worked and didn’t work so well in 2016 its time to look forward to what is coming next!Now that we are settled in Brighton and the huge upheaval of new job and moving are out of the way I…

Top 5 of 2016 – hits and misses…

Happy Christmas everyone! I have been enjoying a lovely break with family and food and I’m looking forward to a few days of sewing before I go back to work! Once again I am linking up to the  annual Top 5 series at Crafting a Rainbow. This has been a fairly quiet sewing year for…

Purple roses Belladone – my first Minerva Project

Hi there Today my first project for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network is live on their website – check it out here – I’m really honoured to be part of the network with so many other amazing bloggers! For my first project I wanted to use a pattern that I felt fairly confident about so…