When Minerva Crafts offered me the chance to review Lisa Comfort’s new fabric range I leapt at the chance. I absolutely love all of her ‘Sew Over It’ patterns and so to be able to make one of her patterns in a fabric she designed seemed like the perfect opportunity. The hardest part was choosing … Continue reading Sewing a Penny dress with Lisa Comfort’s cotton lawn
I have a new post on the Minerva crafts blog ! Here's a quick summary but be sure to read the full post here. As many of you will know already, I love to sew with knit fabrics! and so when Minerva Crafts sent me some of their gorgeous spandex stretch jersey* to review I … Continue reading Sewing the Joni dress by Tilly and the Buttons
Making causal trouser that actually fit might seem like a daunting challenge but I decided to give it a go! Find out how I got on...
Hi everyone! I know I've been a bit quiet on the knitting front lately but I promise you this one is worth the wait! I've got a new knitting pattern for you! The Campanula HAT Campanula is a new colour work knitting pattern to create a fun and quirky hat. You can change the colours … Continue reading Campanula Hat: A new colourwork knitting pattern
The Phoebe dress from Sew Over It was released as part of the pdf club last year and I immediately snapped it up as a great option for work wear. As it is made with knit fabric it is also secretly super comfy. However, I didn't get around to making one for a long time, … Continue reading Phoebe Dress Review – pattern from Sew Over It
Over the last few weeks I have been hard at work developing a new hat knitting pattern. Meet Veronica - a fun yet simple knit in a cosy aran or worsted weight yarn with a modern geometric motif created in colour work. The hat is worked in two colours; a solid background colour with a bright … Continue reading A new hat pattern – test knitters required
"New to Me" week has just drawn to a close on the Monthly Stitch and there were so many fantastic entries, which means I am so flattered that mine was picked as a finalist! You can read my post here, or go and see it over on the Monthly stitch. I would be so grateful … Continue reading Wedding Season
It's Indie Pattern Month over on the Monthly Stitch and there are loads of great things to see, interviews with indie designers, discount codes, competitions and best of all lots of amazing sewers making indie patterns! Last week for the first week of Indie Pattern Month the theme was dresses and there were some amazing winners. … Continue reading My new go-to
Way back in 2014 when the internet first went crazy for Ginger jeans I had not even begun to sew! Once I started making my own clothes, however, it quickly became apparent that these were definitely a benchmark project. It almost felt like there was some sort of secret guild of dressmakers that you would … Continue reading Ginger Jeans
Saxifraga is a warm and cosy hat knit in aran weight yarn with a simple geometric motif created in colour work. the hat gradually changes from colour A at the brim to B at the top. This is my newest knit creation and the pattern is available to buy now on Ravelry!! Knit in … Continue reading A new knitting pattern and a giveaway!