Rockin’ an A-line skirt!

These A-line skirts have been thrown in my face all season long that I fell in love with them too! And really, what’s not to love? The high waist and light flare is great for highlighting the waist and masking the hips. Paired with tights and boots, even the short lengths I prefer are suitable…

Pattern Review sewing competition

I’ve decided to start entering a few sewing/ dressmaking competitions just to push myself to work a little quicker and to a better standard. My problem though was finding some! After much googling, I’ve decided to enter the Pattern Review Little Red Dress Contest.  It started a couple of weeks ago and ends on Tuesday…

Learning freehand machine embroidery with The Makery

I’ve always been interested in machine embroidery ever since I went with my mum to a class in Malaysia to learn embroidery for a kebaya (that’s a traditional style shirt for ladies worn with a sarong). Of course using those skills over here is being a bit trickier since a) I don’t have a treadle…

Tilly and the Buttons – Orla and Bettine

I have a bunch of patterns that I got whilst working at Tilly and the Buttons and I’ve only now gotten round to making some of them! If you’re new to the indie sewing pattern world, Tilly makes patterns which are striking in design with straight talking instructions. They are very much intended for beginner…

A wrap jumpsuit

(This is a very delayed post of a jumpsuit/ romper/ whatever-you-want-to-call-it I made last summer! I kept postponing it as I meant to take some better photos of it but in the end I’ve just used some pics from the wedding I wore it to!) After all of that faffing about with my grey jersey maxi…

Dressmaking Inspiration

So, I’ve been a bit too busy to do any actual sewing so far this year. But since we’re only one week in to 2016 I don’t feel too bad yet! What I do have time for though is to look for new ideas and designs to inspire my new creations – which may or…

Emily’s Little World: New Year, New Start…

I started writing this blog a couple of years ago with no real aims or intentions. I felt it was a nice way to journal what was happening in my life, mark dates and events, holidays and the like. Then it progressed into covering more of my sewing, especially as my skills improved and there…

Print-tastic

So from all the fabric I bought abroad I clearly had a favourite- a purple digital print that I got in two shades, 2 yards of each from a shop in Bangkok, Thailand. It had the perfect weight for a nicely draped dress. Or in my case a couple of perfectly weighted t-shirt dresses. And…

When do leather shorts = cocktail dress?

‘Tis the season for Christmas parties and social events worldwide and my little world is no exception. I have one fancy-schmancy do coming up this weekend which of course means one thing… New party dress! I’ve been lucky enough to have gone to a few balls in the last few years and the evening/ cocktail…

Knit, people, knit!

And yes, that title was from an episode of Gilmore Girls… Gold star to whoever got that right! I’ve gone a bit eBay mad of late since discovering their knitting wool section. I thought I’d get started on a jumper or two (since it’ll probably take me ’til next winter to finish them). Plus at…

Beginnings…

This blog is meant as a little platform to show a glimpse here and there into things I’m interested in, current projects I’m working on and general thoughts about life. I have a few hobbies that’ll probably crop up, namely dressmaking, knitting and all things crafty! I’ve loved to make things since I was little….