Indie Interview: Lydia from Made My Wardrobe

One of the brands featured in February as part of the Modista Patreon is the inimitable Made My Wardrobe! They are offering Patreons an exclusive 10% discount and Lydia will be guest judging the monthly challenge to win one of two prizes. Lydia founded the London based company after starting to blog about her handmade…

Scandi Sewing: Interview with Named

In January 2021 Named are offering 15% discount to Modista newsletter subscribers! From February onwards the discounts will be exclusive to Patreon members - find out more here. This month the Modista world sewing tour is in Scandinavia! Each month I round up some of my favourite sewists and brands from a region so that…

Men’s Tropical Shirt : Wardrobe By Me Pattern

Wardrobe by Me are offering an exclusive discount code to Modista subscribers til 16 Jan! Read about the Modista Newsletter here. This blog post contains gifted fabric. I was under no obligation to use or write about it. All comments as usual my own! Do you like sewing for others? I swing back and forth…

Pattern Adjustments on the Indigo Dress

This blog post contains gifted fabric. I was under no obligation to write this blog post and all views are, as usual, my own! 🙂 Recently, a project came along that reminded me all in one how challenging, mysterious but magical sewing is. When we're growing up there's an assumption that RTW clothes are standard…

Quick winter sews: Lotta Dress and Wilder Gown

This December, for the first time ever I wasn't able to travel home to the UK and spend Christmas with my mum - ironically I'm probably the closest geographically I've been for many years, having travelled home for Christmas from France, Spain and Thailand in the past! But with lockdown restrictions and more, this year…

Interview with Stephanie from The Rag Shop

One of the Modista brands this month is the fabulous Rag Shop. Based in the North of England (coincidentally where I hail from too), The Rag Shop is a new business that has made a BIG impact. Stephanie stocks the most amazing range of fabrics at a wide range of prices and they're impossible to…

Sewing themed gift ideas – global edition

This blog post contains affiliate links that are clearly marked. I have worked with some of these brands previously but not on the basis of this blog post - if they're on here, I really rate their products! Normally, every month in the Modista newsletter I send an introduction to the sewing community in a…

Learning to sew stretch: French Terry co-ord set with Good Fabric

I was gifted this fabric in exchange for a blog post on my experience sewing with it. All views are my own. I'm turning 30 this month - yikes, now it's out there. Before Covid, I had a list of things I wanted to do before 30 and they mostly included travel ....well, things have…

Interview with Jessica Novianti from Karta Batik

One of the brands featured in this month's Modista newsletter is Karta Batik, run by the lovely Jess who started the business in 2020 and stocks the most incredible fabrics from her home country of Indonesia. Jess lives in Leiden in the Netherlands and we were able to meet up in Amsterdam for a socially…

On the rise: Ready to Sew Pio

This week I finished one of the first pieces from my autumnal WFH capsule; the Ready to Sew Pio pants and have been really enjoying wearing them! It’s no secret that I really like Ready to Sew patterns -available in French, Spanish and English their patterns always have simple silhouettes with an interesting deisgn feature,…

Introducing the October featured brands

Autumn sewing planning is well underway and I'm really excited for this new season. I've written a post here all about my me-made wardrobe planning for autumn and a personal challenge is to try and face my fear of knits and coats; if I can get to Christmas having made at least one jersey garment…