Upcycled Charity Shop Raid to Victorian Teacher Outfit

Can you believe my colleague said that this look genuinely suited me? I don’t know exactly what she meant, but this is not going to be my look of choice, don’t worry. One of the many joys of being a teacher, is having to dress up on frequent occasions. It used to be so embarrassing … Continue reading Upcycled Charity Shop Raid to Victorian Teacher Outfit

Mental Health Awareness Week – Part 2: Seven Ways Sewing can help your Mental Well Being (and 4 ways it doesn’t!)

As promised, I thought I would write a second blog for Mental Health Awareness Week on how sewing helps keep me sane. I think sewing really took over just as one of my other obsessions came to an end - horses! I had a gap in my "me-time" that needed filling and sewing seemed to fit … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week – Part 2: Seven Ways Sewing can help your Mental Well Being (and 4 ways it doesn’t!)

Chilly Seagulls 2 – The Finished Skirt

  The finished skirt- Hmmm... Well lets just say I learned lots of things from doing this. So here it is. It's ok. I'll probably wear it to work in the winter with some long black boots, but I think generally it's not my style so it was never going to make me "squeee". However, … Continue reading Chilly Seagulls 2 – The Finished Skirt

Chilly Seagulls Skirt -1. The Prep

My first ever competition! I don't know what possessed me, but I signed up for the Simplicity Sewing Challenge! I think I was enticed by the free patterns - so I signed up for "Best Newcomer" and "Children's wear". When the patterns came, I soon realised that the dress pattern for my little girl will … Continue reading Chilly Seagulls Skirt -1. The Prep