You Tube

I've taken the plunge and posted my first sewing vlog over on YouTube. If you'd like to see what I've been up to you can find me here:...

Update - Part Two

We left the last blog with the two Zadie Jumpsuits, my Mum tells me they were called catsuits in her day which I think sounds more racy,...

It's been so long

I haven't disappeared, I've been sewing a lot and getting distracted by Instagram, but I'm here to put that right. There's a lot to...

​New monthy ​​roundup

At the beginning of the year I wasn't sure if I'd keep this blog going, it's takes a while and I find that Instagram is a faster and more...

Lost and found - my sew-jo​

A few weeks ago my sewing machine decided to take on a life of it's own and not stop stitching when I took my foot of the peddle, a bit...

Heron Top

Spring has sprung in Manchester, it's my favourite time of year my mood elevates the air is full of promise, and there are daffodils...

Rosella my new love

I stumbled on The Sewing Revival an independent sewing pattern company from New Zealand recently. They are completely new to me, and I...

Jocko in Pink

As a natural redhead I have been told my whole life that I shouldn't wear pink and so I never have, but recently my daughter has been...

Make Nine 2019​

Happy New Year - very belatedly, it's taken me a while to get into the real world again I only took my eldest daughter back to Uni this...

​P&M Patterns Suun

P&M Patterns is a French independent company run by Karine Aivazian who started out designing for children but now designs for women too,...

Apron Dress

I've had my eye on the apron dress sewing pattern from The Assembly Line for a while now, but was nervous about making it. It wasn't the...

Going Steady Coats

When Merchant & Mills announced their new TN31 Parka sewing pattern on Instagram I was blown away by their tweed version. I had seen...

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