Minerva Crafts

*Collaboration with Minerva Crafts This skirt pattern is amazing. I think it goes with a lot of things and is so incredibly versatile.I know that a lot of makers in the sewing community like this pattern too, and now I know why. I love it so much – so head on over to Minerva Craft to read about my make! CLICK HERE TO READ THE BLOG POST This pattern is so much loved by our sewing community so here is a […]

MCBN: Finally a fitted denim skirt.

The husband has wanted a new dressing gown and pyjamas set for a while now. He was prepared to pay a great deal to get a comfortable and good looking one, but I told him no, I can make one for him. We browsed through men’s pyjama patterns and this Vogue pattern was the one he was most pleased with. It has a wide collar, pockets and interesting piping details for the dressing gown, and the pyjamas were what pyjamas for a man […]

Loungewear for my man

Collaboration with Minerva Crafts* I’ve been lounging around in this two piece wonder ever since I made it. It’s been in the wash late Sunday evening and put on every Friday afternoon. The kimono has some amazing featured details I wouldn’t have thought of, but it makes it a truly unique and wonderful patten. That’s what I’ve noticed with Helen’s patterns, they might seem like simple makes, but they’re hidden details that make up the garment beautifully. I’ve also hacked […]

MCBN: Lazy Sunday mornings…

Collaboration with Minerva Crafts*   Hi everybody, I’ve been so lucky to have tested the new fabric line from Lady McElroy over on the Minerva Crafts blog. There was so much to choose from, I didn’t know where to start. But I’m glad I ended up with this Flora songbird cotton poplin. It’s amazingly beautiful and I used one of my tried and true patterns to make it. If you want to read it the link is below CLICK HERE […]

Product review: Lady McElroy fabrics

I was just casually checking Instagram during work (shh!) and saw Sew Over It released this pattern. I immediately purchased it right then and there.  I fell in love with it, but then again I love everything that Lisa Comforts wear. What I keep forgetting is that if it looks good on her, it doesn’t necessarily look good on me. I know my body shape, love it, and now know that the baggy bodice type dresses are really not my […]

The time of the wrap dress

Trello fabrics
I’ve been trying different apps to organize my pattern stash and fabric stash together. I came across this article from Colette pattern about apps to organize your sewing. I tried using the Memento app, but didn’t like the fact that you can’t use it on the computer as well as your phone. Then I came over Camille from Deer and Doe suggestion of using Trello for her fabric stash. I have to be honest, I didn’t find the app or website […]

Sophie’s World #4 – Organising my stash

Collaboration with Minerva Crafts* Do you have any new years resolutions? I have three that I would like to share with you: No new patterns. If I manage to make three patterns I haven’t made before from my stash I can allow myself to buy one new pattern, that’s it. If I start on another pattern without buying a new one, I then have to make up three from my stash before maybe buying one new. Reduce the fabric stash. […]

MCBN: Happy new years, everyone!

Collaboration with Minerva Crafts* Name: Clawhauser (from Zootopia) Pattern: Vintage Shirtdress from Sew Over It Fabric: Prada self-lined crepe suiting fabric from Minerva Crafts My first guest post I made for Minerva craft I made my first Vintage Shirtdress. I like it so much I’ve been wearing it to pieces, well almost. So I think it’s about time to make a new one. This fabric was perfect for that pattern so now I have a new amazing shirtdress. CLICK HERE […]

Product review: Another Vintage Shirtdress

Name: Louise (from the Princess and the Frog) Pattern: Anna dress bodice with Zeena dress skirt from By Hand London Fabric: Brushed tartan cotton fabric from Minerva Crafts Happy December 1st everyone! I myself got a tea advent calendar from my husband that I have already started my day with. I love advent calendars, whether it is made of chocolate, tea or whatever it’s made out of these days. It’s not a tradition that I grew up with, but a […]

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