bank holiday weekend sewing plans

A long weekend awaits and I have plans for carving out a little sewing time, as well as fun with my daughter and friends.  First make I have to finish is the Lakeside pj's, pattern by Grainline Studio.  We bought the fabric, thread and pattern from Purl Soho last summer while on holiday in New… Continue reading bank holiday weekend sewing plans

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

#hexydiamondquilt

Last year I worked on an EPP quilt design for a commission and thought I'd share the design and how I do English paper piecing.  I do love hand stitching, find it very therapeutic after a long day at work.  So here's the pattern to make a baby size quilt: For my quilt I used 1… Continue reading #hexydiamondquilt

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