Long abandoned V1558

I build up piles of crafts supplies and then, every so often, I can’t face looking at them anymore and have a good sort out. Last August bank holiday, I reached that point with my overflowing repairs/alterations/UFOs baskets, and rationalised them down to a single basket (which I have since […]

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Floral Vogue V9253 (V1735)

Yesterday, we spent the day celebrating my cousin’s wedding. I previously made my first Vogue V9253 (which is now reprinted as V1735) for a family wedding, and thought this wedding would be the perfect opportunity to make the pattern again. My original V9253 was sewed in a rush (before a

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Vogue 1428 for the Cocktail Hour

Today it’s my turn to share the outfit I’ve made for the Vogue Patterns Cocktail Hour Sew-along, complete with cocktail! As with last year’s Big Vintage Sew-along, McCalls have selected a range of patterns for the event, with proceeds from the sale of those patterns (between March until November) being donated

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V2401 for the Big Vintage Sew-along

I’m very excited to be sharing my contribution to the Big Vintage Sew-along blogger tour today. Are you taking part? McCall’s have selected twenty McCall’s/Vogue/Butterick vintage patterns, and are donating money from the sale of those patterns to The Eve Appeal gynaecological cancer charity. There’s also a series of events taking

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The Big Vintage Sew-along

I was delighted to be asked to participate as a blogger in the Big Vintage Sew-along, hosted by the McCall Pattern Company. As part of a year-long event, 20 patterns have been selected from the Vintage Vogue, Retro Butterick and McCalls Archive pattern lines. Proceeds from the sales of those 20

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