McCall’s 8036

McCall’s 8036

It's been a few months since I finished this dress and it has definitely been a firm favourite in my wardrobe during the warmer months. Like many of us, I have thoroughly enjoyed indulging in the summer trends - floaty dresses, gorgeous tiered maxi skirts and ruffles, my favourite feature. McCall’s has released some gorgeous, [...]

Kew/Hannah Top

Kew/Hannah Top

Part of me felt compelled to start this post justifying my recent sewing hiatus. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say my motivation to sew has come in peaks and troughs over the past year. While lockdown has granted many of us extra time in the day to sew, I think I put a [...]

Dreamy Dawn Jeans

Dreamy Dawn Jeans

There's a sense of reckless abandon as a beginner sewist. Though I've been making clothes for just over three years, I still see every garment as a chance to test my skills and every mistake as a valuable learning curve. Don't get me wrong, making mistakes with newly-bought fabric can be heart-breaking but the only [...]

Sewing for sensitive skin

Sewing for sensitive skin

I'm taking a little detour from my usual pattern reviews this week in the hope that if any of you out there have been suffering with particularly sensitive skin this post might help. This year my eczema has been particularly bad and there have been days when it is painful for clothes to be touching [...]