Learning to sew darts using the Francoise Dress

My third ever garment! Having given one of Tilly's patterns a successful go with my Delphine skirt I was inspired to try another of hers ... the Francoise dress. This involved learning how to create darts and use bias binding as my new skills. This pattern is definitely for beginner sewists who are eager to to make wearable garments; it is easy to sew and there are so many different ways you can vary this pattern with different fabrics.

Share 0

Mimi Blouse from Tilly and the Buttons

Mimi Blouse from Tilly and the Buttons by the petite passions blogFrom the moment I first opened Love at First Stitch I couldn't wait to make a Mimi blouse. As a complete beginner I took some time to practise my skills first, and eventually took the plunge ahead of the Love at First Stitch meet up at the Knit and Stitch show last autumn. I had my fabric bought, washed and ready to go so it was just a case of getting down to it!

Share 0

5 satisfying dinners for a busy working week

5 satisfying dinners for a busy working week

I love to cook but there are some days when I don’t have the time or energy….you know those weeks where work is crazy busy? When I come home zapped from an intense day I want a meal that is very low labour – minimum time at the stove, and as little washing up as possible. These are usually the days when I also want something more substantial, with lots of taste, but not saying goodbye to all my healthy eating principles either. For me, Mediterranean style works, so get ready for a lot of tomato based foods. These are my top go to recipes for quick, easy and satisfying dinners.
Share 0

Welcome to Sewing and Other Stories; my journeys with sewing and knitting; pattern reviews, tips and guides for beginners. I'm also the designer behind West Beach Knits knitting patterns and I host a Knitting and Sewing channel on YouTube where you can see all of this in person. Come have a look!

Follow Me

Search This Blog

Popular Posts


the #wardrobebuilder project

Powered by Blogger.



Blog Archive

Legal stuff

Check out our disclaimer here