Indie vs big name commercial patterns

As a beginner sewist, choosing a pattern to sew can be mind boggling. There are so many choices out there. I don’t think you can make a wrong choice as whatever you choose you will learn from but here’s a little guide to help you think about a good choice for you.

Cinderella – The Ball Dress

With the Beeb doing it’s usual and rolling out Cinderella over Christmas, I got the usual messages of awe and questions of making of the dress that follow from friends and family. This year though, my niece Amy understands a bit more of what her auntie does and suddenly I’m a very interesting and dareContinue reading “Cinderella – The Ball Dress”

Two Stitches – Grow babygrow

I first tried this babygrow pattern a few years ago when I was pregnant with Leon. I think it’s a great pattern, a little short in the legs but I suspect my kids have gangly legs! I have now made it countless times and developed my own little edits to the neck and inside legContinue reading “Two Stitches – Grow babygrow”

Girly Stars Zip Hoodie

I had my eye on Brindille and Twig‘s zip jacket pattern for a while and as the sizing is to 6 years, its a worthwhile investment for both kids. I wanted to use this jersey but it’s too thin to be warm so I invested in some french terry as lining. The pattern isn’t linedContinue reading “Girly Stars Zip Hoodie”

Prince of Persia – My introduction to film work

The words in this post are my opinions and observations alone, they are not necessarily shared by the people mentioned or film company involved. How did I get the job? Before my final deadlines at university, my wonderful tutor Wayne got me a job working for Jane Law. Jane is so well regarded in theContinue reading “Prince of Persia – My introduction to film work”

My favourite kids patterns for beginners

Making clothes for my kids is one of my favourite things, such a shame I can’t make money from it! The feeling of accomplishment I get from seeing them wear my work and having all my friends and family admire the clothes, I will admit gives me such a great feeling. The question I’m askedContinue reading “My favourite kids patterns for beginners”