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Paper or PDF sewing patterns. Which is best?

Paper or PDF sewing patterns. Which is best?

In this blog post, I shall cover the pros and cons of PDF and paper patterns. Is it better to buy paper patterns or should you print them out yourself at home? I’m probably one of few who much prefer PDF patterns, reason being is […]

Make Nine 2020

Make Nine 2020

At the start of every year, sewists post their sewing plans for the year ahead on Instagram under the tag #makenine. I did this last year and have done so again this year. So what do I have planned? Well, some of my plans are […]

Friday Five!: Trench Coat Sewing Patterns

Friday Five!: Trench Coat Sewing Patterns

It’s been a while since I last posted here, due to one long-ass house move (more on that in a later post!). Now that I’m more or less settled into my new abode, I thought it was time to start writing again. I work full-time […]

A pink wrap top

A pink wrap top

I sewed the wrap-top pattern included in Simply Sewing magazine. Last summer I signed up to a free subscription of Simply Sewing magazine. I think it was £0.99 for 3 issues or something like that. Of course, I forgot to unsubscribe and ended up paying […]

Pattern Hack: Adding a zip and hem cuff to TATB Stella Hoodie

Pattern Hack: Adding a zip and hem cuff to TATB Stella Hoodie

In this blog post, I show you how to insert a zip and a cuffed hem in your Stella hoody from Tilly and the buttons ‘Stretch’ book. The Stella is the last pattern that I had left to make from Tilly and the buttons “Stretch!” […]

Tilly And The Buttons: Joni dress

Tilly And The Buttons: Joni dress

The neckline of Joni dress is what drew me to buy the latest Tilly And The Buttons (TATB) book, even if I originally assumed it was a top on the cover photo. Despite being the main draw, it wasn’t the first garment I decided to […]

Grecian Dress

Grecian Dress

This is a dress I drafted and sewed myself a few years ago. It was the first dress that I had ever self-drafted. I held on to the measurements/diagrams/pattern in the hope to maybe one day share them with others through a paid or free […]