I’ve been meaning to make the Crepe Dress from Colette Patterns for many years but never got round to it. However, I seemed to get a push to finally make it when the #SewingTogetherforSummer challenge for this year was announced and it featured a wrap dress. Lucy from Sew Essential , who are also among... Continue Reading →

Reece Dress -A Pattern Tester’s Version

A good few months ago I had the opportunity to test the shift dress - Reece from Sinclair Patterns. This pattern features: 'fitted top, semi-fitted waist and bottom, has a zipper in the back that can be easily inserted using comprehensive step by step tutorial. Offers classic knee length. Perfect classic and timeless pattern for... Continue Reading →

Scarlett Top – a Question of Fit

One of my next projects is the Scarlett dress and I have big plans for it. But, before cutting into my selected fabric, I decided that maybe it would be a good idea to make a muslin for the bodice. After talking to Claire (the founder of SimpleSew Patterns) and noticing that their sizing changed... Continue Reading →

One Cuba Libre, please!

Now that the secret has been out for a while, I can share my dress with you. Although I am a little late to the party. However,  I am having a cocktail to celebrate anyway! Sally, has  launched her latest collection of patterns, for  her company Capital Chic Patterns. The collection includes 4 patterns: Cuba... Continue Reading →

Here comes my 2nd Anna

Ever since I made my first Anna (blogged  about here) I wanted to make another one. Preferably the maxi version with the slit at the front. To be fair, that’s the first version I wanted to make in the first place, but I was not sure about the fit of this pattern and I did... Continue Reading →

Loretta Jewel–a Love Sewing Dress

  My Love Sewing Makes saga continues. This time is the Simple Sew dress from issue 20. It came with my copy of the magazine. Loved the idea of a diamond shape neckline. I chose this time to make the elbow length sleeves. I have to many sleeveless dresses that I don’t wear much without... Continue Reading →


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