I was attracted to this Seamingly Smitten pattern immediately when I saw the teaser photo, a simple, quick and easy dress with no zips or buttons which could be made in knit or woven fabric, potentially very versatile!
It was the boys turn again for something sewn this week, with the testing of this tee from Pickle Toes Patterns. A quick, easy sew which anyone confident in knit/stretch fabrics would be able to make and best of all it is FREE!!
They were both feeling particularly cheeky for these photos!
A couple of weeks ago I made my boys Elevation Hoodies from Terra's Treasures*. Knowing that a men's version would be coming out for my Husband, I decided I wanted also wanted a hoodie! In my quest to start using both patterns and fabric from my existing stash, whilst being true to the 'girly' me which is only recently emerging again after getting lost in maternity and 'Mummy' clothes a few years ago, I found I had bought the Lisse Cowl and Hoodie* pattern during the black friday sales in November! I'd seen several of these about and had always been drawn to it as my style but not had the time or fabric to make it before.
We are welcoming spring in here in the UK, albeit with the arrival of snow, heavy rain and hail! and it's time for me to start thinking about clothes for the oncoming wedding season, I think we currently have 3 invitations and of course I need a different outfit for each one so this pretty high-low hemmed blazer was certainly appealing when it popped up as a tester call.
You may notice this dress underneath the blazer in one of my next couple posts but I actually made this dress last September for my lovely friend's wedding but realised I haven't blogged about it yet so had a few photos taken of it on it's own. It was a beautiful vintage tea party themed wedding and I knew I wanted to try and fit in with that if I could. At the time I couldn't find a suitable PDF pattern so went rummaging through my paper pattern collection instead! A few months earlier, with a magazine I'd bought, I got New Look pattern K6799 and view A on the envelope cover jumped out at me and here it is!
I applied to test this bowed blouse when I saw it on my phone screen, that part is important as I hadn't been able to see quite how much detail was involved! When I got the email to say I'd been chosen, I quickly joined the tester group and found the pattern files, yikes! I instantly knew it would take much longer than I had planned to make! Albeit a labour of love, I do really like the finished blouse and with a little more tweaking to the fit I can see it working well as part of my work wardrobe. Please bear with me for the photos on this one, I wasn't feeling too well at the time of the shoot!
Hi! I'm Sarah and I live with my 2 boys and my Husband in East Anglia, UK. I enjoy sewing for my family and feel lucky I can use my sewing to spend so much time with them.