• ‘GRACE’ OVERSIZED COLLAR – Fabulous new PDF pattern

    Grace Collar PDF Pattern This is my latest design and I am so in love with how its turned out! I wanted something with that ‘WOW’ factor and I think this design has just that. Large, oversized collars are bang on trend at the moment …. you see them everywhere ….. influencers and fashion editors are loving them. Large, oversized…

  • #swapsharesew Challenge

    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 too! It was such a great success last year and so many new sewing friendships created that we are running…

  • 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 selection of fabrics and sewing patterns. June Makes Post #3 The Getaway Jeans Sewing Pattern Review I chose this pattern…

  • 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 vast selection of fabrics and sewing patterns. April Makes Post #1 For my first sewing project last month I made…

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    Rhapsody Blouse – Love Notions Patterns

    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 I am so glad I waited as The Rhapsody had been updated and re-tested in April 2020 to include a…

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    Kalle Shirt Dress – Make and Pattern Review

    Kalle Shirt Dress Pattern Review So I have been kindly asked to work with The Sewing Directory as a blogger/contributor on a monthly basis. As an avid dressmaker, I leaped at the chance and was so thrilled to be involved. Working in conjunction with Hantex who are a fabric and creative sewing product distributors. Each month I will be choosing…

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    Choosing The Right Vlieseline Product In Dressmaking

    As my journey in dressmaking progresses, I now realise that there is more than one interfacing to use. Although not very exciting, interfacing is a necessity when dressmaking. I know I would much rather be buying pretty fabrics, sewing patterns, and trims, but there comes a time when I also need to replenish my interfacing supplies. Last year, when I…

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    How To Make A Twist Knot Headband Tutorial

    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 I had to turn my attention to something creative. If only to take my mind off things and to try…

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    Making A Toile with Swedish Paper

    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 start and it’s definitely getting my creative juices going. Ruffle Sleeve Top Let me explain in more detail. The Ruffle…

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    Wilder Gown Blouse Beautiful Botanicals

    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 gone by and especially with those soft muted colours of yesteryear. If you know me or follow me on social…