The Shawl Collar Coat | pattern review

I've been wearing the shawl collar coat so much since I finished it and only today managed to get photo's of it after work.  So thought I'd share a review of the pattern today. Pattern: The Shawl Collar Coat by The Maker's Atelier. Fabric: wool fabric from FabWorks. Notions: universal needle no 11, Gutermann thread, sew-on snaps.… Continue reading The Shawl Collar Coat | pattern review

The ultimate pencil skirt

I decided on New Years Eve to zap up a skirt to wear out and had luckily found some scuba fabric in  Fabrics Galore's sale - I loved it so much bought it in 2 colour ways! Pattern:  The Ultimate Pencil Skirt by The Maker's Atelier Fabric: Scuba from Fabrics Galore. Notions: stretch needles, Mara 120… Continue reading The ultimate pencil skirt

sewing inspiration from film

Yesterday I saw Fantastic Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, my daughter is a huge HP fan and she was so looking forward to seeing this.  It was a great film, the costumes where fabulous!  Loved Porpentina' s clothes, so very everyday wearable and Queenie's more glamourous collection.  It was the pink coat with… Continue reading sewing inspiration from film

quilt binding

I have finally found the energy to bind my shimmering single girl quilt and now the hand stitching begins.  I will be super cosy on the cold nights stitching away!  The best tutorial I have found for binding is by Missouri Star Quilt Company over on you tube - Jenny is a quilting wonder!  So… Continue reading quilt binding