Maternity Bettine Dress

A couple of week’s before my baby shower, Tilly & The Buttons released two maternity sewing patterns… Perfect timing, as if you have read my Pregnancy Conundrums post you will know the woes I had maternity clothes shopping and I wasn’t keen to start that all again when looking for a dress for the day.  I chose the Bettine pattern and some gorgeous fabric I’ve had sat … Continue reading Maternity Bettine Dress

Stash Busting – How to Make a Cable Drum Footstool

Hands up fellow sewers, dressmakers and crafters who else is guilty of a HUGE fabric scrap pile?! In a bid to do my bit in not being wasteful, at the end of each project I dutifully collect any ‘useable’ scraps and scurry them away into my scraps bag… Which is almost bursting to the seams! So I’ve set myself a challenge to use them, one … Continue reading Stash Busting – How to Make a Cable Drum Footstool

Stash Busting – Fabric Gift Wrap

Check out your chance to win a vintage sewing pattern – Here! Hands up fellow sewers, dressmakers and crafters who else is guilty of a HUGE fabric scrap pile?! In a bid to do my bit in not being wasteful, at the end of each project I dutifully collect any ‘useable’ scraps and scurry them away into my scraps bag… Which is almost bursting to the … Continue reading Stash Busting – Fabric Gift Wrap

20% Off & a Giveaway from The Vintage Pattern Company – Exciting Exclusive! 

Update! Extended for one week – Closing date now Wednesday 22nd February 2017 I have a very exciting surprise for you all… The lovely Sonny from The Vintage Pattern Shop has given all Trainee Housewife readers a huge 20% off at her shop! And if that isn’t enough, she has also gifted a sewing pattern for one lucky reader! So it’s time to have a little … Continue reading 20% Off & a Giveaway from The Vintage Pattern Company – Exciting Exclusive! 

YSL Dress in Austria

Well, I’m enjoying a good sit down after a full on week of snowboarding in Austria last week – photos to follow! Our suitcases were full of salopettes and jumpers, not much room for pretty clothes this week but I did manage to squeeze in one dress (I actually can’t believe I’ve been away with only one dress!). My new YSL pattern dress is the … Continue reading YSL Dress in Austria

Molly Top

A week off work for Christmas has to include at least one crisp, winters walk – right? Underneath all my wrapped up layers on Friday, I was wearing my latest sew: The Molly Top. More of a summer top, it was perfect under lots of layers. I’m sure I’m not the only one like this but I’m so impatient to wear my latest sews that … Continue reading Molly Top