Does Luxury Have To Be Bought?

Happy Sunday everyone, this weekend Adam and I have deep cleaned the house. We made five different lists, one for each space, and we’ve worked HARD. Honestly yesterday we were cleaning solidly for well over 10 hours! We have rearranged furniture, repotted plants, tidied, cleaned, polished, sorted, decluttered and it feels great. Throughout the cleaningContinue reading “Does Luxury Have To Be Bought?”

Online Fabric Shop Reviews: Sew Sew Sew

Happy Friday Everybody! This week we are talking about the wonderful Sew Sew Sew a purveyor of high quality fabric for adults and children. I recently bought a stunning viscose from Sew Sew Sew and made my wonderful Rhea Dress(below) and I was so impressed that I had to review them next. Sew Sew SewContinue reading “Online Fabric Shop Reviews: Sew Sew Sew”

Sewing Project: Bias Cut Top – My First Attempt At Pattern Matching

My last project before I went away was a bias cut chevron top. This garment falls into the category of a simple yet deceptively difficult make. Now of course there aren’t many difficult techniques of garment construction involved, what makes this difficult is a) pattern matching and b) working on the bias. Project Details Pattern:Continue reading “Sewing Project: Bias Cut Top – My First Attempt At Pattern Matching”

2 Hour Sewing Project: Sew Simple Gwen Top

Happy Monday Everyone! I am half way through my week off from work and I’m feeling good. The stress is starting to dissipate and I’m beginning to really enjoy my time away. We are still in Colchester so no live sewing for moment but I want to talk about a top I whipped up inContinue reading “2 Hour Sewing Project: Sew Simple Gwen Top”

6 Tips To Start Sewing: Advice for Beginners

Happy Sunday everyone, bit of a life update, this weekend I am writing to you from Essex! We have come to visit Adam’s family for a few days to get out of the house. For the first time in 5 months I’m somewhere other than our house, but we are still being very careful asContinue reading “6 Tips To Start Sewing: Advice for Beginners”

Online Fabric Retailer Reviews: Sew Me Sunshine

Happy Friday everybody, you know what that means, its review day! This week we are talking about the wonderful fabric retailer Sew Me Sunshine. About a month ago, I bought two beautiful remnants from them and I finally got around to using both of them this week so I thought they should definitely feature next. Continue reading “Online Fabric Retailer Reviews: Sew Me Sunshine”

Tammy Handmade Rhea Dress & My First Sewing Vlog

Hello everyone, its been quite the week so far and its only Tuesday! I launched my sewing YouTube channel, So What If I Sew on Sunday and I’ve already nearly got 100 followers. Thank you so much to everyone who has followed me so far, if you haven’t, go check out my channel, my introContinue reading “Tammy Handmade Rhea Dress & My First Sewing Vlog”

Living Without Fast Fashion: Why Do Brands Send You So Many Emails?

It’s a grey, rainy morning in Surrey and I am sat at my desk deleting emails. I know, what a riveting start to a blog post. Since I gave up fast fashion I’ve got to find something to do with my time! The emails I’m deleting are the endless missives from desperate brands with eternalContinue reading “Living Without Fast Fashion: Why Do Brands Send You So Many Emails?”

Online Fabric Retailer Reviews: Pound Fabrics

Happy Friday everybody and you know what Friday means, it’s review day! Today we are talking about Pound Fabrics, a retailer absolutely renowned in their for their low prices and high fabric quality. I stumbled upon Pound Fabrics by accident on instagram and decided to explore their website, where I bought the beautiful red cottonContinue reading “Online Fabric Retailer Reviews: Pound Fabrics”

Sewing Machine Review: John Lewis JL110SE

Last Thursday my beautiful shiny new sewing machine arrived and I had to confront reality. While I had been looking forward to the new garments I would explore with a more advanced machine, I did have a pang of nostalgia when I looked over at my little red sewing machine. Sat next to the almostContinue reading “Sewing Machine Review: John Lewis JL110SE”