Pattern review: Liz by Liam

Shout out to New Zealand-based label RUBY for selling the patterns for their Liam collection. I really struggle to find on-trend pattern designs. Indie pattern brands tend to go for boxy shapes, while everything else can feel a bit frumpy. So it was very cool to see such a stylish brand making their collection available in paper pattern format. I must admit, though, I was … Continue reading Pattern review: Liz by Liam

29 things I wish I’d learned before starting to make my own clothes

I woke up this morning to a message from my cousin Heather, in Scotland. She’s collected her new sewing machine, is just about to start dressmaking and wondered if I had any tips.  Super excited, I started writing a response on my phone, when I realised this was more than a quick Instagram reply.  So here it is, Heather. 29 things I wish someone had … Continue reading 29 things I wish I’d learned before starting to make my own clothes