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

The Landgate | a review

Goodness its been a while, work has been very busy and has meant not so much sewing time. The landgate has been wanting to be made for a while, Sarah kindly told me quite how long - as we met up in Rye last summer for my first trip to Merchant & Mills.  I had… Continue reading The Landgate | a review