Pattern Review: The Cleo Dress

I know, I know. How many Cleo dresses have you seen now? This Tilly and the Buttons pattern has been a hit in the Sewing world since it’s release (I even heard it caused a European shortage of dungaree clips!) I’ve watched on from the sidelines as Instagram filled with everyone’s amazing creations and held…

Make it, Own it, Love it

I don’t know about you, but I love seeing what Sewing Bee Alumni are up to: from giving talks to crowds of people, writing magazine columns, holding run way shows- these guys are pretty darn inspirational. So I was super excited to see that the lovely Matt Chapple (winner of series 3 of The Great British…

A little stretch and sew

I’m not sure I’ve mentioned it before… but I really hated sewing with stretch material! Thankfully I’ve slowly gotten over that fear…and maybe stepping into the realm of mutual like…maybe even love. Part of this fear was put into me by The Sewing Bee (funny how using an overlocker for the first time under timed…

A Little Giveaway Winner!

Thank you for all your submissions for the fantastic Girl Charlee fabric giveaway! Really loved reading your comments on the tutorial as well and will hopefully get more tutorials out soon 🙂 and maybe even some more giveaways. But for now, congratulations to Lora Richardson!

An Open Letter: Sew In Colour

The other day I saw this magazine cover for Women’s Running being shared on social media. It was a moment of collective pride to see a beautiful muslim woman in a hijab being represented on such a huge scale. Not just a feature. The actual cover. Muslim women are hugely under-represented in the media. But people…

The Little Giveaway

I’m so excited to be guest blogging over at Girl Charlee UK (click for tutorial) and showing you how to make yourself this peplum top. I do love a good peplum- creates a lovely hourglass shape and most importantly, hides a food baby (which is a really big selling point for me when it comes to clothes:…

The Little Beginner

One of the questions I get asked the most is: “I want to start sewing- which machine should I buy?” So here’s my hopefully handy guide on buying a sewing machine. Firstly, YAY! You want to start sewing! It will be daunting. You will make mistakes. But you will also get better with each step…

The little dress form

This is my dress form. As you can see, I use it everyday! Perhaps not in the way it was meant to be used but it’s still being used right?… I got emailed this question and thought I’d share my thoughts in case anyone else was pondering the same thing: “My question is if I…