Anthea Blouse

This was supposed to be a toile but I've fallen in love - isn't that always the way? You probably recognise this pattern as the insta-famous Anna Allen Anthea Blouse (pattern fits 31in - 48in bust). This pattern comes with two views - a blouse and a dress. It's a dartless button-up top with puffed…

A Guide to Copy Shop Printing For UK Sewists

Getting patterns printed on A0 is not something I do regularly. I often buy pdf patterns, but for budget reasons I usually stick together the A4 pages myself. However, I wanted to get my sew-jo back and sew some new patterns for autumn and the thing that was holding me back was the prospect of…

Sewing With Scraps: Making a Men’s Shirt

Story time... some fabric arrived a little while ago that my husband took an immediate shine to. It was a beautiful Robert Kaufman flannel and I had ordered it to make myself an autumnal Eliis dress. However, when my husband said he would really love a shirt made from it, I decided I probably have…