1940s Wrap Dress – A Labour of Love

When Sew Over It released their new wrap dress pattern I bought it immediately. I am usually not a fan of a wrap dress. They flap open and are often made of jersey which clings to my shape in all the wrong places. But this design is for woven fabric and has some lovely detailing … Continue reading 1940s Wrap Dress – A Labour of Love

Our Flat Renovation – What I’ve Learnt

It's almost a year since we moved into our three bedroom ex-council flat in south east London. We didn't have to move in straight away so I spent last summer sanding, filling and painting every room while it was empty, which was so much easier than moving furniture and dust sheets around. We also managed … Continue reading Our Flat Renovation – What I’ve Learnt

Sew Over It: Emmeline Skirt – A Pattern Review

In my wardrobe I have a white and black patterned button through midi skirt. It was a summer staple last year so when the mini heatwave hit last week I thought it was a chance to get it out again. No such luck. I've put on a fair amount of weight since last summer and … Continue reading Sew Over It: Emmeline Skirt – A Pattern Review

The Gathered Dress – pattern review

The Gathered Dress is the first Avid Seamstress pattern that I've made but not the first I've bought. I picked up the Shift Dress at a sewing fair over a year ago and every time I've visited their stand since I've promised to make it. But I saw a few versions of the new Gathered … Continue reading The Gathered Dress – pattern review