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…

Out of the blue – Sewoverit Heather Dress

Hi there I am really bad at getting pictures at this time of year so it has taken me a couple of weeks to get photos of this dress. One day I will work out how to get good indoor pictures using my fairly basic camera, but until then I will just have to make…

Paisley in the Park – Named Helmi dress

Hi there – it’s definitely autumn here now! The clocks have gone back and the days are already so much shorter. Today it was a little grey so the photos aren’t the greatest but at least I remembered to get some before it got dark! This is the Named Helmi tunic dress, from their latest…

Jacket required – Papercut Waver

Hello there – we are still having sunny days here, even if they are increasingly accompanied by chilly nights so we have gone out of the garden for photos today. These pictures were taken at Lewes Castle. This is my first complete autumn sewing project. As soon as it started to feel cooler on my…