Helen's Closet · maternity sewing

Helen’s Closet Blackwood Cardigan – Late to the Party again!

  Technically, it is summer in Ireland. So I thought it would be appropriate to sew what most people would class as a ‘winter cardi’. Let’s face it, summer in Ireland is pretty much non existent so this was an incredibly sensible make on my part. I had been dying to make the Blackwood cardigan…… Continue reading Helen’s Closet Blackwood Cardigan – Late to the Party again!

#SewMyStyle2018 · maternity sewing · Tilly and the Buttons Patterns

April #SewMyStyle2018 Marigold Maternity Hack by Tilly and the Buttons

Throughout April I’ve seen some really creative Marigold jumpsuits popping up all over Instagram. One of my favourites has been, without a doubt, my fellow #SewMyStyle2018 leader Like Sew Amazing’s Marigold Culottes hack. Sarah drafted her own culottes and completely changed the whole look of the Marigold jumpsuit. She has also just launched her own…… Continue reading April #SewMyStyle2018 Marigold Maternity Hack by Tilly and the Buttons

#SewMyStyle2018 · Closet Case Patterns

March #SewMyStyle2018 Kalle Shirt by Closet Case Patterns

After February’s tough challenge of the Rumana Coat, the Kalle shirt/shirtdress was anticipated by pretty much everyone. It is such a popular pattern and I can see why. It was such a joy to sew and the sewalong is fantastic for those who need a bit of guidance. It is a great pattern for an…… Continue reading March #SewMyStyle2018 Kalle Shirt by Closet Case Patterns

#SewMyStyle2018 · By Hand London

February #SewMyStyle2018 Rumana Coat by By Hand London

So this is the long awaited Rumana Coat from By Hand London – Ta Daaa! This also happens to be the chosen pattern for February’s #sewmystyle2018 which I realise I am (rather) late in blogging about. I was deliberating over what exactly to write about this month’s pattern as I have absolutely nothing different or…… Continue reading February #SewMyStyle2018 Rumana Coat by By Hand London

#SewMyStyle2018 · Friday Pattern Company

January #SewMyStyle2018 Sunny Dress by Friday Pattern Company

  Hello everyone! So it’s my first blog post of the year. I’ve been sewing away but not managing to get any picture opportunities at all – as I’m sure you will see from the Sunny dress pictures! January is a really awful month in Ireland. It’s dark when I leave for work and dark…… Continue reading January #SewMyStyle2018 Sunny Dress by Friday Pattern Company

Sewing Chat

A Sewing (or lack of) Review of 2017 and Trying to be Organised for 2018

Hello Everyone! I hope your all set for the New Year Celebrations tonight (or maybe you’ve already done your celebrating!). Whether it be partying the night away into the little hours of the morning, just sitting in with your hubby/partner/friends or maybe you don’t ‘do’ New Years  – whatever it is I hope your enjoying…… Continue reading A Sewing (or lack of) Review of 2017 and Trying to be Organised for 2018

pipe dream patterns

Pipe Dream Patterns – My Sew Called Sweater

Hello Everyone! My lovely friend Joann of Pipe Dream Patterns kindly asked me to pattern test her very first pattern My Sew Called Sweater. I was of course extremely delighted and flattered. I hadn’t sewn anything in ages. Not one thing. I have to say, this was the sewing project that really got me back…… Continue reading Pipe Dream Patterns – My Sew Called Sweater