Simplicity 8568 – Baby Nest Sewing Pattern Review

If you have read my previous posts you will know I am expecting baby number 3 (my third girl) and haven’t really needed to buy many new baby items. With the first baby I felt bombarded with product advertisements for all sorts of gizmos and gadgets that the baby needs, when realistically most of them... Continue Reading →

Fabric shopping in South Africa – Metro Lifestyle Montana, Pretoria

Today I'm here to share some info about a fabric shop I stumbled across in Pretoria, South Africa. We arrived in South Africa nearly two months ago now and are trying to settle into our new life here. My sewing machine and supplies arrived this week but won't be unpacked for a while as the... Continue Reading →

Chalk & Notch – Fringe Dress

Today I'm sharing one of my all time favourite makes, the Chalk & Notch Fringe Dress. This was my first Chalk and Notch pattern and it didn't disappoint. The pattern launched last year and I have not come across a version I did not like on social media (check out #fringedresspattern over on Instagram). The pattern... Continue Reading →

Megan Nielsen – Briar Tee

I first wrote this post in August 2017 (only a year ago 😱) but didn't publish it as I was waiting to take some decent photos. I never did get round to photograph the original t-shirt I made, but I since made another so I photographed that one instead. ******* Another month, another #sewmystyle wardrobe... Continue Reading →

Made for Mermaids – Sommer Tunic, Dress & Maxi

I made my first Made For Mermaids pattern! I have been a fan of the patterns for a while but never actually purchased any. They have a great following over on Facebook and I often find myself scrolling through other sewists makes on the group page, this can be inspiring and overwhelming all at once.... Continue Reading →

Pregnancy Sewing Plans

I recently found out I'm expecting baby number 3! I wasn't a regular sewist until after my first was born, but as with baby number 2, being pregnant really affects my sew-jo. That first trimester I don't even want to look at my machine. I'm also a tea addict and I can't touch tea during... Continue Reading →

#sewingthescene : Shades of Blue

I love a good Instagram sewing challenge but I rarely participate. #sewingthescene appealed to me as it wasn’t about sewing a specific garment or pattern. Instead it was replicating an outfit that you had seen in a film or television programme. I must admit since starting to sew, I find myself taking pictures of outfits... Continue Reading →

My #2018makenine

Rochelle over at @homerowfiberco developed the hashtag #makenine a couple of years ago. Her aim was to plan and focus on nine crafty projects to complete over the next 12 months. It was to promote slow sewing/knitting etc; for us to think about what we wanted to achieve over the year. A more detailed explanation... Continue Reading →

Sew Me Wear Me Dreamland Pyjamas

Today I'm blogging about a children's pyjama pattern. The pattern is from new pattern company Sew Me Wear Me. Who are aiming to launch at the end of September. I think they plan to sell this pattern in sizes 2 - 6 years. I tested the 3 year old size for my daughter. The pattern is... Continue Reading →

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