Best face mask sewing pattern (for me)

No gaps, comfy, breathable… I’m going to be honest this is actually only the second sewing pattern I tried. But it was so good there was no need to look any further! I made one sample and then made 12 in a weekend! Here you can download the pattern, from Japanese Sewing Books, in loadsContinue reading “Best face mask sewing pattern (for me)”

Ultimate Sports Bra Free Pattern Review

Pattern details It’s free from So Sew Easy available here: I love the diagonal front design details and there is also a curved seam between the racer back and back body which are a bit hard to see in the black fabric (same with mine) but could easily be accented with some contrasting fabrics. I’veContinue reading “Ultimate Sports Bra Free Pattern Review”

City Gym Shorts Hack and Pattern Review

I took the free pattern for cotton bias bound ‘City Gym Shorts’ by Purl Soho & hacked it back to its roots to make some classic lycra gym shorts. Of course this pattern is FREE and is available here: The construction is super simple and I love the overlapped side details which are highlighted byContinue reading “City Gym Shorts Hack and Pattern Review”

Tea Dress/Nola Dress Review

My main lockdown make was the… Nola tea dress by Sew Mag. To cut to the chase the free pattern and instructions can be found here: This year was spent at uni without a sewing machine, however I occasionally returned to my old habit of hunting out free sewing patterns creating a long page ofContinue reading “Tea Dress/Nola Dress Review”

Playsuit Free Pattern Review

Heyo, today I’m gonna write about what I’m wearing today, a Peppermint/In The Folds Playsuit fresh off the sewing machine! Since coming across the library of free patterns a few years ago, that Peppermint Magazine have, I’ve been keen to try some of them. The style with the In The Folds collab patterns consists ofContinue reading “Playsuit Free Pattern Review”

Graphic Sweatshirt Tutorial

Right now, most of us are living almost exclusively at home. Cue hours sewing & comfy clothes. Time to make yourself a graphic sweatshirt. Make a simple loop-back jersey pullover embellished with some famous (or your own) artwork. Here is how to make it completely from scratch, sweatshirt an’ all with a pile of fabric,Continue reading “Graphic Sweatshirt Tutorial”

Self drafted leggings

Double brushed poly spandex, DBP, is my favourite fabric at the moment. It is stretchy, washes well and oh so soft. It is literally strokeable. I managed to snag a couple of metres of navy from Girl Charlee UK during their 50% off sale before Christmas. Unfortunately this online store has now closed but DBPContinue reading “Self drafted leggings”

Long Cardigan ‘Flexigan’ tutorial

Introducing the Flexigan… This is a long cardi with big pockets and a nod towards the shawl collar. As the name suggests, it’s flexible. It can be knotted at the front, wrapped over and tied with a belt to create a dress and folded up to be like a shawl! Perfect for layering on aContinue reading “Long Cardigan ‘Flexigan’ tutorial”

La La top – free tutorial sew-along part 1

This top was born out of the desire to make something freehand (no sticky tape pdf jigsaws), quickly and well fitted, fuelled by the nervous energy that comes the evening before A-level results day (yup it only takes an evening!). It features peep/key-hole sleeves which are fastened with wide ties. And they are built inContinue reading “La La top – free tutorial sew-along part 1”

Shauna Coatigan – Free Pattern Review + Picture Instructions

This is a project I have been wanting to make for ages! A coatigan is a coat/cardigan hybrid. In my view it is a garment which is comfy and cosy like a cardigan but smart enough that it can be worn outside too. I know August is not when you would usually be inspired toContinue reading “Shauna Coatigan – Free Pattern Review + Picture Instructions”