Pattern review: Shauna Coatigan

I’m sure you noticed that the weather has been a bit crazy this year. First we had that scorching summer and then we thought autumn had come. But in standard British-style the weather has been utterly unpredictable. From frost in the morning to glaring sunshine by noon. I don’t know about you, but it really…

A little shopping trip to Walthamstow

So you might have seen me talking about how I’ve been struggling with sewing for the last few months. Recently I’ve been buying the majority of my fabrics online with specific outfits in mind which is great but does kind of make it quite stressful- especially when you can’t find what you looking for, plus…

Sew In Colour- Part 2

This blog post has been a long time coming. You might remember about two years ago I had a look at 52 different sewing magazine covers and disappointingly found that every single one had a white model on the front. Despite the diversity and colourfulness (in every sense of the word) within the sewing community…

Sweet Dreams Baby Mobile

Picture the scene: streaming sunshine and a bright blue ocean of sky above. The soft sounds of the birds and the pitter patter of the neighbours water fountain as you lay there on the grass watching the wisps of cloud waft across the sky. That’s what I’d like to say I was doing when inspiration…

Bump watch: 1st Vs 3rd Trimester

You may have noticed that not too long ago I was carrying a bubba in my belly and it was quite the experience! It had been a while since I had bought ready-to-wear clothes but with serious exhaustion and sickness, I found myself back at the stores desperate for anything that would fit me and…

Top 10 Sewing Gifts

The other day I got a super cool sewing gift and it made me think: Sewing gifts are the best. I mean, don’t get me wrong- I do love a nice perfume or face cream, but get me a set of Gutermann threads and you’re pulling on my heart strings (sorry, that’s a terrible attempt…

Book review: Stretch!

It’s no secret that I love pretty much anything that comes from Tilly and the Buttons. The colour palette, the styling, the do-able no-nonsense approach to sewing patterns, the models used to showcase designs. That last point is one I really love about Tilly and her team. They always have their garments modelled by women…

The Rumana Coat and a dream come true!

A bit of an overdue post but you might have noticed that By Hand London released a beautiful coat pattern over the winter (also known as the-never-ending-season in the UK). But more exciting than that- if something could be more exciting than another exquisite BHL pattern- was that they named it after me! To say…