Madalynne X Simplicity 8228 // Bralette & Panties

Hello! I’ve taken a break from my intensive 5-day driving course practice — it’s quite exhausting, in case you were wondering — to bring you my first foray into lingerie making. Tackling underwear had been on my radar for a little while so when chief panty girl Madalynne contacted me to sew a sample of one of the patterns from her collaboration with Simplicity, I jumped at the chance. Madalynne X Simplicity 8228, a halter or racer back bralette and panties pattern, is now available from the stockists listed here.


Vlog // fabric, patterns and sewing plans August 2016 + GIVEAWAY!

Told you I’d be back in a few days with my August sewing plans vlog!

This one’s also special because there’s a …GIVEAWAY!


I have a copy of The Great British Sewing Bee: From Stitch to Style to give away to one of my YouTube channel viewers or blog readers. The terms and conditions are below. So, what are you waiting for; head on over to the vlog, watch the video, and add your comment to be in with a chance of winning!

Terms and Conditions
  1. Commenting on the YouTube video is one entry. Additional YouTube comments from the same user will not be counted as additional entries.
  2. Commenting on this blog post is one entry. Additional blog post comments from the same user will not be counted as additional entries.
  3. For two entries, comment on both the YouTube video AND the blog post. If you do comment here, please let me know your YouTube username so I can match you up.
  4. Closing date for entries is midnight Wednesday 31 August (BST, or GMT+1).
  5. Open to all, UK and international.
  6. The winner will be chosen at random and notified via YouTube, email or blog comment. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 7 days of notification, I reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

I purchased a copy of the giveaway prize myself.


Product Review // labels from Dutch Label Shop + discount

A few months ago, I’d been toying with the idea of purchasing some custom clothing labels to tzusj up my handmade items. I’d seen reviews around the blogosphere, including What Katie Sews and Diary of a Chainstitcher, but hadn’t taken the plunge mainly because I wasn’t sure what design I wanted or which company to go with. So when Dutch Label Shop, based in the US, got in touch and asked if I wanted to test out their product, it couldn’t have come at a better time so I jumped at the chance! Read on for how I found them, plus a discount for my readers.

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