Happy Sewists!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Hi Everyone,

So I thought I'd share a few photos from recent workshops and sew sessions. Mainly for those of you who don't get to come to the studio but would love to see what we get up to.

Lottie with her freshly made bolster at a Wednesday Sew Session. 

Sometimes I have to pinch myself that this is my job. I have so much fun teaching so many lovely people, and now we have some wonderful 'regulars' I feel like I have tons of sewing friends. The best idea I had for the school was our Sew Sessions. Quality sewing time with help when you need it. People can bring their projects, their unfinished items (UFOs haha) and get some proper sewing time in. Plus I'm hanging around to help with tricky pattern instructions and when you get stuck. I now have a facebook group for our Sew Session attendees to chat all things sewing and share their latest makes. You can join it HERE

Another group of Free Motion Embroiderers

Monsal Pants

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Hi Everyone, 

I forgot to share with you the last make I did on the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network. I made a pair of 'Monsal Pants' in Black Ponte Roma and oh my gosh they're so comfy!


Sewing for Fun!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Hi Everyone!

A few little updates from the studio again, and more fabric to show off. You may remember a couple of months ago, the lovely team at Gutermann sent us some fabric to use. Well they must have loved our bunting, as they gifted us some more!

We're always looking for fun, new things to make and show in the shop. We want inspiration and colour all around. And as Mum and I have been dipping our toes into patchwork, mum found a cool design in a Quilting magazine and started working on this stunning pennant!

They sent us the pink fat quarter bundle and all the patterns are just stunning. I think the patchwork shows off the fabric beautifully and in true Jessalli style, we added a pop of orange to the mix.


Denim Ness Skirt

Saturday, March 9, 2019
Hi Everyone,

So I'm back on the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network this month and I'm so happy with what I made. I've been wanting to make the Tilly and the Buttons Ness Skirt for so long, but with working so many hours, the pattern has just been moved around the studio for weeks. And this time I had an excuse to sit down and have some 'selfish sewing time'.

I love this pattern so much, and after making those jeans last month, this was pretty easy. You can read everything about the making process in my MCBN post HERE.


Dawn Jeans - Bringing back the Flares!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Hi Everyone, 

Yes it's Minerva Crafts Blogger Network time! And I'm here to rave about my latest make - The Megan Nielsen Dawn Jeans. 

I'm totally amazed that I actually made these, it's something I've been wanting to do since I started dressmaking, but always thought I wasn't good enough. I made the Wide Leg version and the fit of these is just incredible, I was so shocked that they actually fitted me properly. I'm definitely making another pair! 


Updates from the Studio

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Hello everyone!

I hope you're all well and not too cold (if you live in the UK that is). I'm not a huge fan of winter, I'm a 'cold in summer' kind of person so I'm struggling a little bit at the moment. Layers are my best friend right now. Although the Sewing School is warm as we had a fancy heating system installed the first week of the month. 

Anyway, I wanted to show you something that we're loving. The amazing Gutermann (my fave thread brand in the world!) gifted us one of their fat quarter bundles in their Marrakesh Patterned fabrics. We instantly wanted to use every single one, and Mum and I came up with the idea to make bunting. We decorated the whole upstairs wall!  

Self Drafted Jumpsuit

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Hi Everyone!

So if you haven't seen my latest blog post on the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network, I thought I'd share some extra photos of my latest make. I adore this new make, it's so comfy and adds to my collection of 'dressing a baby' clothes!