• #swapsharesew Challenge 2020

    The original idea behind the challenge was to pair up like-minded amateur dressmakers through Instagram, swap pretty sewing notions to add to a garment and more importantly make new friendships!  We also had some amazing prizes donated from pattern companies…

  • The Getaway Jeans Sewing Pattern Review

    The Getaway Jeans Sewing Pattern Review For my third sewing project as a contributor for The Sewing Directory I have chosen the Getaway Jeans by The Sewing Workshop. Working in conjunction with Hantex and Modelo Fabrics, who have a vast…

  • Avenir Jumpsuit Sewing Pattern Review

    Avenir Jumpsuit Sewing Pattern Review So in my second sewing project as a contributor for The Sewing Directory I have chosen the Avenir Jumpsuit by The Friday Pattern Company. Working in conjunction with Hantex and Modelo Fabrics, who have a…

  • Rhapsody Blouse – Love Notions Patterns

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    I have always loved the sewing patterns from Love Notions and I have got quite a few in my collection now. I almost bought the pattern a few months ago but I can’t remember why I didn’t. Rhapsody Blouse Well…

  • How To Make A Twist Knot Headband Tutorial

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    Twist Knot Headband Tutorial Coronavirus Pandemic I don’t know about you but I have so much nervous energy during this awful Coronavirus pandemic. Whilst we are all in lockdown and confined to our homes for weeks to come I thought…

  • Making A Toile with Swedish Paper

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    So, I am getting much more confident with my dressmaking, so much so that I am delving into the world of pattern hacking.  Well, when I say pattern hacking I mean adjusting the neckline on a pattern.  But it’s a…

  • Wilder Gown Blouse – Beautiful Botanicals

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    An old fashioned girl I am an old-fashioned girl at heart and love fabrics with that vintage touch. So this beautiful botanical viscose print was a perfect choice for my Wilder Gown Blouse. Or anything with a hint of days…