Sunday, 23 June 2013

The First Post

Hello and thanks for taking the time to check out my blog.

I have recently renewed my interest in sewing and I seem to spend all my spare time doing just that. I have found it to be a wonderful creative outlet and I am enjoying every minute of it. I decided to start my own blog after getting inspired by all the other great sewing blogs out there in the blogosphere. Hopefully, I too can be a worthy contributor to this friendly community.

Here are some of my favourite garments that I have made recently. I have posted reviews for all of them on . You can find me on there as margy.64.

This dress, Vogue 8742 has earned me lots of compliments. I used a panne stretch velvet in a royal blue which is definitely a colour that suits me. I love the flattering lines of the dress and it is very comfy to wear.

McCalls 6552 has been a real favourite. I always receive lovely compliments every time I wear this dress. 

Here is a shot of the bodice. I wear a camisole underneath because it has a very plunging neckline. I like the effect of the contrasting camisole.

New Look 6071 was a much worn pattern over the summer. I have made this one three times...sleeveless, long sleeves and this one with short sleeves, which is my favourite. I just love this pattern. It is so flattering to wear and it is an easy sew as well. I'm sure I will be making some more of these in the future.

I have been a bit slack of late with posting reviews on Pattern Review. I think my last one was back in February. However, I have been doing lots of sewing. Just need to take some time to photograph my makes. I guess, now I have got my blog up and running, it should keep me motivated and accountable. Looking forward to sharing lots more sewing over the next few weeks.


  1. Nice work Margy - glad to see your renewed passion for sewing - it has always been one of your many gifts/talents and now adding blogging to the list!!! Beautiful work - especially love the McCalls 6552 on you and looking forward to seeing it in real life!!. Can see why the New Look 6071 is a favourite - I'm sure a below the knee one a size (or two) larger would look particularly ravishing on your curvaceous bestie!!Taking orders any time soon??? looking forward to seeing your updates!!

    1. Ha Ha Michelle. So glad you are enjoying my blog. I am having lots of fun figuring this blogging thing out. So lovely to receive feedback.