'Sustainability' is the real buzz word for the moment. Everywhere I look, I see the words: sustainable, eco-friendly, carbon neutral, the list can go on. But how can I actually make a difference as one person? I was recently watching the BBC programme 'Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashion's Dirty Secrets' and I was actually very shocked… Continue reading Can we become more responsible in our making?
I've just recorded a vlog and uploaded it to YouTube. I'm speaking about my recent makes, which do have a slight 'children TV presenter' vibe to them but nonetheless they brighten a gloomy day. And also I've shown my new fabric purchases which seem to be very plain!! Please follow this link to watch.
I've just recorded a second vlog and uploaded it to YouTube. I have such a great response to my first video it gave me the confidence to make another. I'm speaking about my recent makes, although I haven't had opportunity to make as much as I would like due to starting a new job. And… Continue reading Vlog #2
I admit that I'm quite a chatterbox and since beginning my Instagram account @button_and_pip and my blog I have loved talking to more and more people about my favourite hobby. I recently did a short video on IGTV talking about the patterns I received as a prize from the Sew Your Style competition. Pressing record… Continue reading My New YouTube Channel
The Sewing Weekender is exactly what you imagine, a weekend full of sewing. But it offers even more and I've come home energised and even more excited about sewing!! The Sewing Weekender is organised by Kate & Rachel from 'The Foldline' and Charlotte from 'English Girl at Home'. The weekend is held at the Murray… Continue reading The Sewing Weekender 2018
I first made my Measure Twice, Cut Once ‘Henrietta’ swimsuit back in February, which you can read about here, and I was so surprised to find that it didn’t actually use up much fabric! I used some Lycra that was in my stash which I had 2m of and I wanted to put the leftovers… Continue reading Our Matching Family Swimwear
The Bettine is a great beginner dress pattern, however I came to it a little later. I made my first from floral viscose fabric which has been a great dress for there hot summer days. I always wanted to copy the denim version that's on the pattern packet for a casual dress. The Supplies: When… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons – Bettine dress
I've always wanted to have a jumpsuit and after making my faux jumpsuit using the Sew Over It Ultimate Culottes and the True Bias Ogden Cami, the Tilly and the Buttons 'Marigold' jumped to the top of my 'to sew' list. I live in the Midlands and when listening to the Stitchers Brew podcast I… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons – Marigold jumpsuit
The sewing community seems to be split on tracing out patterns or cutting into your patterns. I admit, once upon a time I was all for #teamcut however as my independent pattern collection has grown, I've moved over to #teamtrace on a few occasions. I'm going to give the pros and cons of each camp:… Continue reading What’s better? Tracing or Cutting patterns.
Whilst I was searching the events listing at the NEC I found the Sew Your Style 2018 Competition ran by The Pattern Pages sewing magazine. They had 4 categories: Vintage Refashion All in the detail Accessories I feel that my handmade wardrobe is modern with a slight vintage twist. This may come about because of… Continue reading Sew Your Style 2018 Competition.