Discount codes, free downloads and free patterns: justification for an unnecessary expense

I caved. I’d been eyeing up the first issue of Sew It Vintage but at £12.99 I was really put off buying it. However, baby arrived two weeks ago (hooray!) and I’m now breastfeeding for 90 hours a day, so I need some reading material. This came with two really gorgeous patterns, Vintage Vogue V8788 and V9187.

The 1960s top looks like a good ‘un with different options, and the 1954 dress is goooorgeous. I think I’ll try making it in this floral loveliness I found at a car boot sale for £3! Should be perfect for Christmas celebrations:


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Let’s begin at the beginning

It’s fair to say that sewing, knitting and craft in general has boomed over the last few years. It’s an amazing thing to be able to create your own clothes, accessories and homeware, but it’s not the cheapest hobby to access. Particularly as a beginner, you don’t want to cut in to some fabric that cost £20 per metre only for it to go tits up. So, that’s where this blog comes in. I’m going to share my tips, tricks and hacks to get make the most of your patterns! Enough waffling, let’s get down to it… Continue reading “Let’s begin at the beginning”