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 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
This year was the first time I have participated in Me Made May. My handmade wardrobe has really grown in the last year and this was the first time I felt that I could get through the whole month wearing me mades. My pledge was to wear at least 1 handmade garment everyday and attempt… Continue reading My first #MMMay18
As I come into the last third of May, my first Me-Made May, I'm getting more and more excited about my handmade wardrobe. It's a great feeling getting dressed in the morning, its a confidence boost knowing that I can make clothes that can be worn everyday!! I've also really enjoyed looking each day on… Continue reading #MMMay18 Week 4
Week 3 of Me-Made May and I'm enjoying working my way through my handmade wardrobe. It's making me pick out those garments that are often overlooked. 14th May: I thought I would start the week off which something I don't 100% love and overlook when I pick out my clothes in the morning. I made… Continue reading #MMMay18 Week 3
Moving into the second week I have really enjoyed looking through the #mmmay18 hashtag to see everyone's makes. It's been interesting seeing the different variations to patterns that I have also made. The change in weather for week 2 has allowed me to get some wear from my more summery makes! 7th May: A beautiful… Continue reading #MMMay18 Week 2