How to Sew on a Budget

  It's not been a secret that I have zero budget for sewing. We live on a very tight income and if I want to buy fabric or patterns I basically have to sell stuff on eBay to make a bit of spare cash for my hobby. Please don't think I am complaining, we have…

Free Sewing Patterns List – 2020

Money is extremely tight for a lot of households at the moment and we are all spending more time indoors looking for welcome distractions.  As my small way of helping, I have spent hours updating this list of over 100 FREE sewing patterns to make sure all the links work and add in everyone's suggestions…

How to Refashion a Dress That’s TOO SMALL

Okay. Real talk time. We talk a lot in sustainability conversations that it's good to refashion existing garments. It is great to take something unloved that already exists and make it into something you will wear a lot. That's a really sustainable way to source materials and get a new garment without using anything that…

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…