Nerdy sewing tips: How to sew a narrow hem (for curved hems and/or delicate fabrics)


Curved hems can be pesky even at the best of times, but what about when you need to achieve the most flawless, elegant, lightweight hem you ever did see? The answer is an ultra neat and narrow hem... This technique is simple and straightforward in theory, but requires a few extra steps to get it as accurate and per... read more ›

Summer holiday postal information

image source School's out for Summerrrrrr!!! While we're probably not going to be anywhere nearly as lush as the above image, we will be packing up and jetting off to distant shores for some much needed R&R. As a result, we may take a little longer to reply to emails, and any printed pattern orders (just Holly ... read more ›

Simple Sarah, or: The lazy sewists guide to shirtmaking!


If you're anything like me, you'll have more on your seasonal to-sew list than humanly achievable (without somehow manipulating the space-time continuum) so it's nice to know that every now and then you can take a short cut - or three! - to help speed the production line along.  Ever since we released our Sarah Shi... read more ›

Charlie Dress Sewing Pattern hack with The Fabric Store


The nice people over at The Fabric Store very kindly got in touch a couple months back to let us take our pick of their scrumptious fabric loot (you can have a read of and a look at what Elisalex made over here). The Fabric Store has an ever-changing roster of designer dress fabrics and sampling lengths from manufa... read more ›

(Another) off-the-shoulder dress, in association with Girl Charlee UK


It's pretty safe to say that I won't be tiring of the off-the-shoulder trend any time soon. There's just something so subtly sexy about that extended flash of collar bone, and while I - like many women - am guilty of the occasional body moan (thighs not toned enough; post-baby stretch marks blah blah blah), my shou... read more ›