Tuesday, 6 August 2013


Wow - look at that http://byhandlondon.com/2013/08/06/victoria-blazer-sewalong-the-round-up-party/ I'm in the gang!!  I'm so chuffed that I'm there, thanks ladies.  I'm pretty new to this blogging and sewing malarky as you can probably work out.

I know my blog looks a bit basic and I have lots of idea's in my head for a redesign, but I just never seem to find the time.... 

My sewing journey began back in school, when I made a few things with help from my Mum.  There's been a big gap since then, but then I decide that I wanted to make a few things for the house (and other peoples - bean bags mainly, and some bunting) and a quilt for the first of my University friends to have offspring.  That was in December.  Since then I've made a few more bean bags, have a few more quilts on the go (I really should finish those), and have hopped on the sewing your own clothes bandwagon - inspired by the BBC's Great British Sewing Bee.

So far, I've made a Wiksten Tova top, a Colette Sorbetto, Tilly's Miette skirt and the beautiful Victoria Blazer.  I've been a bit slack with the photo taking so the Sorbetto and Miette haven't made it to the blog yet, but here's the Tova.

The best thing about getting into sewing, is the discussions I can have with my Mum.  She used to make loads of her own clothes (back in the 70s) but now says she doesn't have the patience and sticks to knitting instead (I swear every child at her Church has a garment she's made!). But she does have a wealth of sewing knowledge and good advice.  I really love being able to talk to her about all of it.  Something I don't get with all of my other hobbies - she's not really into running, bicycles or gardening!

Also, somewhere along the way I seemed to have developed an IPA.....

Independent Pattern Addiction

I blame the interweb, and pinterest.  Is there a self-help group out there?


  1. Ha, looking like a model too! I'm so impressed:-)

    1. Thanks Catherine! Hope you're all well and enjoying the summer hols!