Curvy Sewing · Deer & Doe · Indie patterns · Jackets · Linen · Merchant & Mills

Is it Claude or Nenuphar?

What’s in a name? I read recently that Margaret Mitchel’s original choice of name for the flawed and rather magnificent Scarlett O’Hara was…Pansy. I kid you not. A very pretty name, but can you think of any character less “Pansy” than Scarlett? Would we buy into the myth of the travelling loner Jack Reacher if our…… Continue reading Is it Claude or Nenuphar?

Curvy Sewing · Pants · Sew Me Something

Jumping for joy Cressida

Goodness, it’s been a month since I last posted, how time flies when you get the front of your house ripped apart. You’d think, given my sewing room is at the back of the house I could continue unabated. But constantly wiping dust off EVERYTHING, deciding on things like door furniture (yes, it’s a thing)…… Continue reading Jumping for joy Cressida

Curvy Sewing · Indie patterns · Pattern Reviews · Tops

The cat that got the Fantail…

So, what’s occurring? Me? Oh I’m great, I’ve discovered a fab chicken recipe, seen a great movie, and gone full crazy cat lady. In just a couple of weeks! I came across this beauty at Drapers Fabrics . Look closely at the pattern. To be honest I didn’t click at first, I just liked the feel…… Continue reading The cat that got the Fantail…

Curvy Sewing · Dresses · Indie patterns · Linen

I went with the dress, Cap Sleeve please…

  Now, this dress actually started life as a jumpsuit. Or the fabric did at least. The Zadie jumpsuit has been all over my Insta feed for a while now, and I’m intrigued, could I pull off a jumpsuit?* Despite the advice of my dear BFF “you need to think of bathroom issues”  (ok ,…… Continue reading I went with the dress, Cap Sleeve please…

Curvy Sewing · Dresses · Merchant & Mills · Scarves

A Trapeze in the garden

Now, I wont lie, I’ve had mixed reviews on this dress. I love it , but my husband wasn’t quite so impressed. “Wow, I can’t even remember where that curtain was hanging before you took it down to make a frock!?” Boom boom. It’s amazing how quickly he forgets I’ll get mates rates on the…… Continue reading A Trapeze in the garden