The Secret London Museum You’d Never Know Was There: The London Sewing Machine Museum

Who would have thought that inside this rather uninviting exterior lives a sewing machine mecca. Open for just three hours on the first Saturday of each month, the Wimbledon Sewing Machine Co.'s Sewing Machine Museum (confusingly located in Tooting Bec) houses hundreds of vintage machines which have been lovingly collected and restored since the end … Continue reading The Secret London Museum You’d Never Know Was There: The London Sewing Machine Museum

How to make a beanbag lap tray

It seems ridiculous but we don't have room for a dining table at home even though we live in a three-bed flat. So we eat on our knees, endangering our expensive brand-new velvet sofa every evening. For ages I've been looking for a beanbag lap tray but all the ones I've found have been hideous, … Continue reading How to make a beanbag lap tray

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

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