Battle of the Stitches: the Jumpsuit

jumpsuit_4It’s been about 18 years ago since I last wore a boilersuit, my younger self had one in Levis denim that I wore for work at the advertising agency that I worked at onĀ Regent Street. I thought I was cutting edge because boilersuits were not a thing and I didn’t care that other people probably thought I had arrived at the office to unblock the sinks in the ladies toilets.

Continue reading


Battle of the Stitches: Who copied who?

I stand accused

kill bill_1

I’m back, my first blog post of the year, but I desperately need to clear something up before I can ever write another blog post again. I stand here today, accused of stealing, yes stealing, stealing someone’s style. Taking it from them and claiming it to be my own. Continue reading

What have you done today to make you feel proud?

arms out.jpg

If you read my last blog post, you will know all about The Strip Tee Team Challenge. Where 8 experienced sewing bloggers and their newbie t(w)eenagers were competing to make the most awesomely beautiful, ridiculously cool, utterly inspiring Strip Tees for themselves.

Well, they did just that. No joke. Do not underestimate the power of a basic tee.

When parents share their love of sewing with their child, they are passing the skill on to the next generation. It’s a life skill that everyone should have. And after making your first garment, you can not help but feel incredibly, insanely proud.

So, without further ado, let’s see how the all the teams got on…

Continue reading

How to stay stylish whilst wearing a t-shirt

Introducing Madeit Patterns STRIP TEE

Strip tee_team challenge_me_1

Madeit Patterns Strip Tee is the t-shirt that you put on for comfort but without looking like you’re staying in all day to do the cleaning.

With capped sleeves and a semi-loose fit which slims down towards the hem, it’s a flattering style you can chuck on with jeans and not be worried when you accidentally find yourself out out.

Continue reading