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”

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”

Sewing La La top – free sew-along part 2

We have the pieces cut (find tutorial here) and now it’s time to sew them together. I’ve put together another infographic. It may look a tad overwhelming at first sight, but I’ve tried to be very thorough and give a diagram for each step. Any questions? Say hello in the comments and I’ll try myContinue reading “Sewing La La top – free sew-along part 2”

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”

Sewing a Tulip Skirt – Pattern Review

Hey guys, so this ones just a little post about one of my makes – the Tulip Skirt from Sew Over It. As you can see I went for quite a bold colour. Its probably the first thing I’ve sewn in yellow! Pattern: Good features Nice shaping – pleats at front and darts at backContinue reading “Sewing a Tulip Skirt – Pattern Review”

Infinity Jersey Dress – Free Tutorial Review

The infinity dress is a quick sew that gives a versatile dress that can be wrapped in multiple ways to create many looks. Mine cost £3 to make (new fabric)!! Find out where I bought the fabric online below. The basic construction consists of a jersey circle skirt with two long overlapping strips of fabricContinue reading “Infinity Jersey Dress – Free Tutorial Review”