Sewing room tour

Sewing room tour

SEWING ROOM TOUR One thing James and I planned to do during lockdown is envisage how we want each room in the house to look. We've been in this house almost two years now and as a new build, each room is pretty much a blank canvas that we can put our own stamp on. [...]

Dreamy denim skirt

Dreamy denim skirt

Two years ago I spotted my dream skirt. Back then, the closest I'd come to dressmaking was sewing a simple cushion in a home economics class, I never dreamed that I'd be able to navigate a sewing machine and understand different types of fabric. I remember walking into a high-street store where I spotted what, [...]

Blurred lines – a brief history of stripes

Blurred lines – a brief history of stripes

From fashion to food packaging, the humble stripe is one pattern with timeless appeal, but reading between the lines its history is one of conflicting significance   Few patterns have enjoyed such longstanding, universal appeal as the iconic stripe. Yet, despite its seemingly modest design, this linear shape has been a catalyst for social outrage [...]

Simple Sew festive robe

Simple Sew festive robe

Happy Christmas, folks! I hope you're enjoying some quality time with family and friends as well as an abundance of yummy treats! One of my favourite things about this time of year is the unspoken rule that you can don your cosy loungewear all day long. Don't get me wrong, I love dressing up and [...]