Merchant and Mills Ellis Dress

As you might have guessed, these pictures were taken a while ago! Often when I make things as a fabric review for Minerva Crafts, there is a gap between me taking the photos and me being able to publish the post. I don't mind though and am enjoying being reminded of frolicking round a frosty…

A Wedge of Swans: Named Clothing Kielo Dress

Did you know that the collective noun for swans in flight is a wedge of swans? I absolutely love learning funny/interesting collective nouns like a parliament of owls and a cauldron of bats. Do you have any favourites? I love silly facts like that and I even think that the folds of the Kielo dress…

Tablecloth Refashion Metamorphic Dress

Only long-time followers of the blog will remember my experiments last year with dyeing tablecloths. I absolutely loved the finished results but since then they have sat in my stash waiting for the perfect project! Well a few weeks ago, I finally had the idea for the perfect  project! The Sew Liberated Metamorphic Dress! This…

FREE Sewing Patterns List! – 2019

Almost a year ago I researched and compiled a huge list of free PDF patterns from Indie pattern companies. I thought it was time to update this list, delete some links to patterns no longer available, and most importantly - add a load of new ones! If you have a favourite that isn't in this…

Making Seperates: My Secret Dress!

I finally got my hands on this most beautiful fabric, the Atelier Brunette Stardust Double Gauze.  I have been drooling over it for months and couldn't afford to buy any, but then I was given the opportunity to join the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network and what was the first fabric I asked for? This OF…