Vlog

  • How to Make a Small Bust Adjustment

    Small Bust Adjustment How-To

    This week on the vlog I show you how to make a small bust adjustment to your sewing patterns. The basic principles are the same for a full bust adjustment so it is useful for anyone with those issues too.

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  • Q&A #3 Sewing Tips Vlog

    Q&A #3 Sewing Tips Vlog

    This week on the vlog we hosted a Q&A session with our wonderful followers and customers. It was your chance to tell us what you'd really like to know - here's a round up of the questions and answers. Thanks for taking part everyone and if you'd like to take part in a future session just leave your questions in the comments of the YouTube video this time. Continue reading

  • Fabric Haul May 2019

    Fabric Haul May 2019 VLOG

    This week on the vlog I'm sharing some of my favourite woven summer fabrics. Beautiful viscose prints and crepe plus ideas for patterns you can pair them with. We also have a stack of new fabrics ready to go on the site too and I'll be sharing the love with those in the coming weeks so stay tuned.

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  • Sewing Tutorial: How to Insert a Shoulder Dart

    Sewing Tutorial: How to Insert a Shoulder Dart

    If you have protruding shoulder blades or a rounded back you may find that garments never fit properly in these areas. They can feel tight across the back and you also may notice that the armholes gape at the back. Our simple tutorial for adding a shoulder dart can make the world of difference giving you a more comfortable and flattering fit in this area and eliminate those gaping back armholes too.

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  • Exciting New Simplicity Vintage Collectables

    Simplicity Vintage SewingCollectables

    If you love sewing you're going to love our new Simplicity Vintage Collectables. Delightful vintage sewing themed stationery, home-wares, bags and sewing goodies sooo pretty you will want to collect them all. The impeccable style of the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s immortalised on keepsakes you will treasure forever. Who knows you might even decide to treat a friend too.

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  • #makenine 2019 Sewing Plans

    #makenine 2019 Sewing Plans Last week I looked at how I fared against my #makenine sewing plans for 2018. This week I've taken on board the lessons learned/thoughts provoked/startling realisations and used them to make my plans for 2019. Grab a cuppa and settle down for some sewing pattern and fabric excitement!

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  • My Latest Makes Jan 2019 VLOG

    My Latest Makes Jan 2019 VLOG

    This week on the vlog I share my latest makes. Two super easy sews but two very different looks, both of which I have been wearing loads! Hear all about the patterns, the fabrics and my tips and techniques used to create them.

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  • My Favourite Autumn Winter 2018 Sewing Makes

    My Favourite Autumn Winter 2018 Sewing Makes

    Looking for some inspo for sewing projects to brighten up your Autumn Winter wardrobe? Want to make garments you'll wear time and time again? Here I share my favourite Autumn Winter makes, which I'm reaching for week after week. Tried and tested and very much loved. I hope you like them too!

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  • Fabric Haul September 2018

    Fabric Haul September 2018

    Like it or not the seasons will be changing so here's our first instalment of Autumn Winter 2018 fabrics. This is just a snippet of the full range, but it's enough to get the creative juices flowing. Settle down, grab a cuppa and be prepared to swoon.

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  • My Handmade Wardrobe #memademay2018

    My Handmade Wardrobe #memademay2018

    May was a busy month as always, but I managed to find time to focus on wearing my handmade wardrobe more - yay! I took part in Me Made May an initiative organised by a lovely blogger called Zoe to help sewists improve their relationship with their handmade wardrobe. I pledged to wear as much handmade as I could in the month of May - find out how I got on in our latest vlog.

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