A True Surprise!

There are few real surprises in life once you’re an adult (or certainly few nice ones!) so it made my day yesterday to receive a free gift of two metres of fabric from Adam Ross Fabrics! Continue reading “A True Surprise!”

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Assistance with Fabric Finding Please!

Hi guys,

I’m in need of some very soft, drapey tulle fabric but every online retailer I’ve bought samples from so far has sent me much crisper, scratchy net instead. It’s for a long skirt with a romantic feel.

Does anyone know of a good retailer I can contact? Ideally one who has a choice of colours but I would consider dying some if I can only find white/off-white.

Thank you!


Thanks to the WONDERFUL sewing community, I have now been able to get my hands on a men’s polo shirt pattern! As you may know, I’ve been searching for a while and had asked around but no one seemed to have made one. Lovely ‘bellacitadel’, a blogger I follow, let me know about two (yes, they are like buses!) patterns she’s been told about so I’ve got the Jalie 3137 on order from an online UK shop called Habithat. I wouldn’t normally pay £9 for a pattern but this is a special exception! Now I’ve just got to find some fabric and win the boy over with whatever I make! 😉 

Unrelated but totally important, see below for my Number 1 driving pet peeve! It’s totally unnecessary and causes so many traffic flow problems! Likewise for anyone who sits in the far right lane – it’s lazy and it’s stupid. 😡

Oops… Only three days into the month and I failed on my mission to refrain from buying patterns… 😐 Damn Love Sewing magazine for their special offers!

Those of us who subscribe to the magazine had the chance to buy Simple Sew patterns for half price and, seeing as I already had my eye on this coat, I couldn’t pass that opportunity up.


I could have bought many more but I restricted myself to just one. I would like to make this trench coat in navy, in a light fabric, but I also want to make a wool one or a waterproof version ready for winter. I’m tempted to add a proper belt with a buckle and nice big buttons. 🙂 

Oh, and I also saw this on sale in Tesco so…


In my defence, it was £4.99 in Tesco compared to £6.50 online so really I was saving money! There are some nice dress and coat patterns inside and some cute kids clothes too. Nothing for the gents though. 🙄

Now I really must be strong for the rest of the month!!