Tamzin Dress by ByHandLondon

I had to buy the Tamzin Dress by ByHandLondon as soon as it was released. There are so many beautiful version popping up on my Instagram already! Tamzin features a square neckline, princess seams, two different waist tie options, full 3/4 length sleeves and a gathered skirt – (both with tucks). There are 2 cup… More

Morgan Jeans or Ginger Jeans? Which one is better?

I’ve made the Ginger Jeans by Closet Core (previously Closet Case Patterns) 5 times and as much as I love that pattern I was keen to add a nice pair of boyfriend jeans to my wardrobe. I have literally just finished the Morgans so it’s a good time to compare these two patterns and see… More

Simplicity 8957 Trousers Review

Fabric used: Poly Viscose Tartan Suiting Dress in Brown How is the sizing? The pattern comes in sizes 8-22. How clear are the instructions? Good, no construction issues. Is it worth buying? When it’s on a sale, yes 🙂 I think the fit is a bit strange but then I never fit the standard sizing so it might… More

Morningside Shirt by FrenchNavy Patterns

Fabric used: embroidered border polycotton How is the sizing? Relaxed fit with very generous positive ease. Pattern comes in sizes XXS-XXL. How clear are the instructions? Very good, I’m impressed! Is it worth buying? Absolutely! There are 2 different styles and lengths (My picture only shows option B). It’s a great price for an indie pattern too. As soon… More

Thread painting – Attempt # 2

In one of my previous posts I was talking about my first attempt at needle painting, or thread painting if you like. I enjoyed the process and wanted to do it again and hopefully better. I drew my sister’s cat on a cotton fabric and this time I used viscose “silk” threads. They are very… More

MÉLILOT SHIRT by Deer and Doe

Fabric used: Viscose, cotton lawn. How is the sizing? The fit is relaxed with shaping around the waist. The pattern comes in sizes 34 – 52 (EU) in PDF, 34-46 printed.  How clear are the instructions? Very good. Is it worth buying? I can highly recommend this pattern, it’s a classic! The price isn’t ridiculous either, €11. This pattern is a… More

Lola Blouse by FibreMood

[This pattern was gifted. All views are my honest opinions] Fabric used: Old cotton tablecloth. Recommended fabrics are light cotton, linen and chambray. How is the sizing? It’s fairly relaxed with around 8cm ease at the bust. Make sure you look at the finished garment measurements to pick the size that will work for you. The… More

Kelly Anorak by Closet Case Patterns Review

Fabric used:  Showerproof Lady McElroy twill, brushed viscose and satin How is the sizing? The fit is excellent, just the right amount of ease. The pattern comes in sizes 0-20. How clear are the instructions?  Very clear. Is it worth buying? This is the most professional looking anorak pattern out there with tons of details. That makes… More

Jenny Overalls by Closet Case Patterns Review

Fabric used: I wish I knew what it is, some mysterious blend I bought in Spain 2019. How is the sizing? I went with the recommended size based on my hip measurements only. I didn’t grade down for my waist or chest because I wanted the dungarees to be a bit more loose fitting. The pattern comes… More

The Family Cross Stitch Kit (by Dimensions)

When we go on holidays or even a short break, I like to take some embroidery with me. I don’t normally buy embroidery kits but when I saw this I had to buy it. It costs me ÂŁ17 in 2018 and it came with 8″ wood hoop, needle, threads and instructions including chart with 32… More


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