A Liberty Melilot and Me Made May

Hi there It has been a bit quiet here for a couple of weeks – there has been sewing but also a certain amount of life getting in the way, rainy Sundays meaning I don’t get out for photos and general laziness. My latest project is live over at the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network today…

Stripes of every stripe – some Grainline Studio tops

I always think that blue and white stripes – the traditional Breton style – are perfect for spring. After months of black and grey there is something really fresh and bright about blue and white together. This week I mixed blue stripes with Grainline Studio Hemlock and Linden tees and made my new favourite tops!…

It’s full of stars… Named Reeta midi dress

Hope everyone is having a lovely Easter weekend – lots of chocolate and four clear days of sewing is definitely my plan! My latest post for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network* is live and you can find it here. This month I made the Reeta midi dress from the new Named Collection – it’s my…

Possibly Poppies – the Grainline Farrow dress

Hi all Hope everyone has been enjoying the recent sunshine? When I started making this Grainline Farrow my head was still very much in winter sewing and this feels like a dress I will wear with tights, so here is my last winter dress before I start on some summer sewing!The Farrow dress was on…

The #MIYMarch skirt – MIY Granville

It’s Spring, the clocks have gone forward, there are flowers everywhere, the sun is shining and its the first post of the year where I don’t need to wear black tights! Throughout March I have been taking part in #MIYMarch organised by Wendy Ward, usually with Instagram photohops I tend to play along for the…

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…