My new Cali Fabrics post is now live!

My latest post on the Cali Fabrics blog went live a few days ago! I made another Granville Shirt from Sewaholic (third one and counting – any more is an addiction, right?) in a super cute micro gingham seersucker, and this one is comfy and I feel quite sassy in it!

Weirdly holding my phone for some reason – not out of shot as I thought I was apparently…

Check out my post here on the Cali Fabrics site!

My first Cali Fabrics post is now LIVE!

My first post for the Cali Fabrics blog went live a few weeks ago and I wanted to share it all with you guys!Photo 28-08-2016, 15 44 31 (1)

I made a trenchcoat from Knipmode magazine in a beautiful navy blue cotton twill and its basically the best autumn coat ever.

If you check out the Cali Fabrics blog, you can read more about it there! I want to do a follow-up post about my experience with Knipmode patterns so keep your eyes peeled for that here, but for now, click over to to the site and check it out!



The secret is OUT! Plus, a competition (yay!)

I am very pleased to announce that I am now a Cali Fabrics blogger!

OK, so I’ve actually known for ages but I didn’t want to share until the new blog team was officially launched on Monday. Some of you might have already seen my mug on the lineup (and I was rumbled a few weeks ago by Meg from Pigeon Wish) but the first few posts went live this week so the secret is out!

Cali Fabrics, based in San Francisco, have created a new team of over 20 sewists from around the world to make lush clothes and blog about the great range of fabrics and trims Cali Fabrics offer.

I actually saw a post on instagram  a couple of months ago seeking new bloggers to be part of the blogger team, so I thought ‘why not?’, fired off an email and was lucky enough to be picked! I’ve read a few of the profiles for my fellow blog team members, some of whom may already be familiar faces, but I think I might be the only UK based sewist, so I will be providing my British opinions on the fabrics posted across the Atlantic (along with anecdotes about tea and cake, probably).

Having received my first parcel from the States, I am currently working on my first make for the blog. Naturally I chose a complicated pattern (more on that in my post…) so it’s taking a bit longer than planned, but while you wait for my posts as I furiously stitch away, why not check out the other people on the team and check out the first few posts! I will be posting both on the Cali Fabrics and here too.

More importantly – Cali Fabrics are currently holding a competition to win a $100 gift certificate to spend in store! Check it out here – gotta be in it to win it! (90’s catchphrase optional of course…)


Please note: the Cali Fabrics blog team and I have been provided different fabrics in exchange for our participation and our honest reviews. All opinions expressed  in my posts will be my own. Where supplies were purchased elsewhere, this will clearly noted with alternatives available at Cali Fabrics given where possible.