'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
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.
The Suzy Magazine advertises itself as the magazine for women who make their own trends. With the newsagents shelves full of sewing magazines I did wonder if it would just fall into the crowd, however Suzy Magazine offers so much more. Suzy Magazine is available online from their website. It's on its 5th issue and… Continue reading Suzy Magazine Review
I love the feeling when someone asks me where did I get my dress from and I reply 'I made it!'. Even more when they then reply 'You wouldn't know that you've made it!'. That to me makes me feel that I have passed the test. My garments have moved from homemade to handmade. It's… Continue reading How to make your Handmade look less Homemade
I began sewing for myself in 2016 when I made a New Years Resolution to make my own clothes. Until then I had only really sewn for my two young daughters and I had tried and failed at making a few things for myself. I learnt so much that year and also I found Independent… Continue reading My 6 month Blogging Anniversary