The Bettine

Pattern Enter a captionPattern: The Bettine – Tilly and the Buttons. Fabric: 2 metres of ‘Dog Print’ Cotton Sateen (Ivory/Black). Supplier: The Textile Centre. It’s official: 2 weeks ago I made my first ever dress – The Bettine!! I could not be more thrilled! It took me 2 solid days (9am – 5pm) of sewing…

Light Reading: Every Little Helps

So far in my sewing journey, I have learned basic sewing skills and consolidated them by completing projects of varying difficulty. My next step is to start making garments and my first pattern of choice is the ‘Bettine’ from Tilly and the Buttons. I was so excited to receive the pattern two weeks ago. I couldn’t wait to…

Happy Anniver-SEW-ry!!!

Today is my one month anniver-SEW-ry!!! 4 weeks ago to the day, I went to my first ever sewing class and fell in love with sewing. I have barely stopped sewing ever since and I am loving every minute of it! I posted a quick message on Instagram to mark the occasion. Click here to view…

All Tied Up

With the pillowcases safely put to bed 😉 I commenced my next project –  a tie. I followed a tutorial from the same vlog where I found the pillowcase tutorial, MADE Everyday. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3obNOWc4Kc&t=323s The tutorial was easy to follow, however this was a bit of a trickier project from the outset because I…

Basic Beginner’s Sewing Kit

I’ve started searching for a sewing machine and to be honest, I wouldn’t be sorry if I never clapped eyes on one again. The sewing machine market is a minefield and quite frankly, I need a break from the search. I have decided that I definitely want to take up sewing as a hobby and in…

My First Ever Sewing Machine

Initially, the search was tedious, the machines varied and the information confusing. I spent four days researching online; watching YouTube reviews, reading reviews from various sewing bloggers, visiting brand websites and reading the machine descriptions. In the end, I was so confused and almost at the point of discontinuing the search when I remembered this simple…