One Year Sewn – 2020 edition

It's not exactly surprising that I made very little in 2020. Having zero school, childcare or support from March to September drained me and my creativity vanished. Therefore doing my usual quarterly One Year Sewn posts have felt particularly pointless this year - I made very little and would only have one or two garments…

Tips for Finding Secondhand Fabric on eBay

If you follow me on Instagram you will have already seen this information, but seeing as it was unexpectedly one of my most-liked posts ever, I decided I should probably share it on here too for anyone who doesn't follow my IG and also to preserve it somewhere more permanent from being lost down the…

A Guide to Copy Shop Printing For UK Sewists

Getting patterns printed on A0 is not something I do regularly. I often buy pdf patterns, but for budget reasons I usually stick together the A4 pages myself. However, I wanted to get my sew-jo back and sew some new patterns for autumn and the thing that was holding me back was the prospect of…

Sewing With Scraps: Making a Men’s Shirt

Story time... some fabric arrived a little while ago that my husband took an immediate shine to. It was a beautiful Robert Kaufman flannel and I had ordered it to make myself an autumnal Eliis dress. However, when my husband said he would really love a shirt made from it, I decided I probably have…