I have been tempted to try some of the Tilly and the Buttons patterns for ages but have never got round to buying any, partly because I like doing my own thing. However, looking at all the gorgeous Zadie dresses on instagram and Pinterest I knew I wanted to try it. I decided to buy… Continue reading Sewing Zadie!
My husband has been pestering me for ages to make him some new pyjama shorts. I am not very good at making things for other people as I am sure I have mentioned in a previous post. I have attempted to make him cargo shorts before but he needs a lot of measuring and fitting… Continue reading Mens Pyjama Shorts
For my Birthday last year I was given a subscription to Simply Sewing magazine. I have really enjoyed reading it as it has given me so many ideas and I love all the patterns that it comes with each month. Having said that I hadn’t actually used any of the free patterns…until this one. When… Continue reading Simply Sewing mag “Jenny top”
This is technically my second make of March. I started it on the last weekend of the month but didn’t quite managed to get it finished as it took longer than I expected. But it still counts…Right?! I wanted to make a camisole top using some of the left over fabric i had from my Pencil… Continue reading Cami top
I have been wanting to write this blog post since I started SewingInstead. I have never really made bags as I enjoy making clothes so much and I have my few trusty bags that I use regularly and so I am not someone who has loads of different bags for every different outfit. However, this… Continue reading African Wax Print Weekender Bag
For the last couple of years I have visited the Sewing for Pleasure and Hobbycrafts show at the NEC in Birmingham, so this year was no different! I had a rough idea of the things that I wanted to buy, mainly just more fabric as I seem to be getting through my stash pretty quickly… Continue reading Sewing day out!
I really wanted to do some sewing this weekend, but didn’t have the time to do a big project. I wanted something that could be done in a couple of hours with minimal effort but was still wearable and looked good. I have had this aztec print fabric from Girl Charlee UK for a while… Continue reading Aztec print pencil skirt