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…

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…

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…

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…

Bienvenido to the world of Spanish sewing!

Welcome to this month's stop on the global sewing tour - Spain! One of my favourite countries, Spain in my opinion has it all. Gorgeous landscapes, delicious food, amazing culture and of course the FASHION. @maria_bernad Dressmaking in Spain, in my opinion, is perhaps not as mainstream as it is in the UK or France…

Constructing the Sew Over it Libby collar

This blog post contains gifted fabric. I chose the fabric to be able to blog about a garment and topic of my choosing; One of my favourite recent makes is the Sew Over It Libby blouse. I'm entering the sewing stage that follows the immediate intense obsession of initially discovering sewing; now I'm realising I…

A perfect ‘simple sew’; the Grace Skirt

This blog post contains gifted products that I received in exchange for a blog entry Have you heard of Simple Sew? If you haven't already, theirs are a collection of staple wardrobe pieces that are a great option for both experienced and beginner sewers. From their patterns you could easily build a lovely capsule wardrobe…

An introduction to the world of French sewing

Salut! As I've written before on here, I love all things French and have enjoyed French culture, language and fashion ever since I started learning the language when I was little (the cool kids went to dance class, I went to French Saturday school...) and lived in Paris on and off between 2014-17. Years later…

Lockdown loungewear – my favourite patterns

Who else can count on one hand the number of days they've worn a bra since lockdown? Strangely, for me jewellery was the first thing to leave my daily routine in lockdown - normally I wear a necklace, earrings and a minimum of two rings but stripped them all off in March and have barely…