Friday, 10 July 2015

Pattern Shopping

High five!

I was incredibly lucky to win a £25 voucher from the new sewing and craft online shop Weaver Dee they have a great collection of everything sewing related and the voucher has been burning a hole in my virtual pocket ever since! I originally thought I would use it towards an overlocker but today some sewing patterns happened to have dropped into my shopping basket so I decided to go ahead and buy them...

First up:

Well in my previous post I told you I couldn't stop thinking about it so now I have got it for free - EXCITED!

 I really like view A - this is a really simple skirt but as I am still learning I think this will be a good place to start - plus I have NO summer wardrobe. Pinterest has given me a good few ideas for this skirt:

Pinterest board has the links to each picture on there
I love the sequin idea for a hen do I have coming brain is now ticking!

 I looked at this for the skirt only to be honest, really like it, doesnt use much yardage either which is ALWAYS a bonus but interesting lines. I actually like the dress too but we shall see - but for just under £3 it is a bargain


This is in search of a perfect everyday top, I really wanted a V neck top so hopefully this will fit the bill!

and I have taken a bit of a chance on this, I think this just may suit me, I like the strappy version better and like the contrasting fabrics. It will cover up my belly without making me look like im in a maternity dress hopefully while being able to do a decent FBA! Yuk to curvy problems!

Last week I also bought Tilly and the Buttons Miette 

I didn't really think this was for me but the more I thought about everyday wearing clothes the more I liked this! I think I would like to do a hack of removing the ties though as I will never wear a top tucked in (more curvy girl problems!) so may just add too much bulk...decisions

Just would like to say a massive Thank You to Weaver Dee for the voucher, it has made Friday a much happier place today!

I have also bought a book on fit, I read an exert on shoulder fit somewhere on the web today and seemed very easy to understand while explaining why it needs to be done

Fast Fit: Easy Pattern Alterations for Every Figure - Sandra Betzina
I did buy it off of eBay though, I will let you know how I get on with it. Now someone PLEASE take my bank cards away, change my PayPal password and disable ALL 'add to cart' buttons before I have to declare bankruptcy and kick my boyfriend out of our home to make way for all this sewing related stuff...

Many thanks!

Happy weekend people! 

Song of the day - Friday I'm in Love by The Cure - ENJOY!


  1. Great pattern picks, I love the wrap dress. I have a never used copy of the Burda BD6974 skirt pattern which I bought when I first started sewing. I liked view C with the lining underneath peeping through but I never got round to sewing it!

    1. P.S. Happy Friday!! One more week of school, woo hoo!! :-)

    2. Thanks Fiona, I have soooo many sewing patterns its unreal, I really do need to crack on with them! I am so jelaous of 6 weeks holidays....

  2. ooh congratulations on your voucher win! great pattern picks, i'm looking forward to seeing your finished makes :)

    1. Thank you, i really need to get the BF to take some pics of me in the things i have made so far!

  3. Hi, I just came stalking from Instagram and just finished reading you blog. You have some great pattern choices there, I especially love that wrap dress 😍. Sewing and sewing related purchases are very addictive I've been sewing regularly for around 18 months now and my hubby ended up building me a sewing room because I was slowly taking over the whole house lol

    1. Hi! thanks for reading :) I used to have a sewing room when I lived up north but since moving to London the rents are so high it just cannot be justified unfortunately, I have to put everything away each time but I am sure I will get used to it, I enjoy the sewing so definitely worth a bit of tidying up lol


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