Thursday, 18 May 2017

The story of Oh Sew Quaint: turning a small idea into the full time job of my dreams.

Oh Sew Quaint is the home of handmade sewing equipment, from sweet treat pattern weights to delicious doughnut magnetic pin cushions

Late summer in 2016 I had decided I needed a hobby and blew the dust off the sewing machine my Mum had given to me 10 years ago as a Christmas present. My mum has been sewing for as long as I remember, and had always egged me on to try it too. But it wasn't until I started watching the Great British Sewing Bee that I felt inspired to give it a go. I loved the idea of having a handmade wardrobe, and I was determined to learn this new skill.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Shop Announcement and April Pattern & Fabric Haul | Oh Sew Quaint

I'm back on YouTube with another pattern and fabric haul - I just couldn't resist those spring sale savings. If you like the video, don't forget to subscribe and you can also follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for daily updates.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Seamstress Tag by Hollie Dolly | Oh Sew Quaint

Watch my latest youtube video - the Seamstress tag - where I answer 12 sewing related questions to help you get to know me a little better.

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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Pattern Review: B5708 1953 Vintage Dress - A pattern that may well have been drafted by Satan himself.

When my eyes landed on the B5708 Retro Butterick 1953 dress sewing pattern I knew it was something I would want in my wardrobe, so decided to get this pattern along with this gorgeous cotton from Sew Essential.

Pattern, Fabric and Zip from Sew Essential; Fondant Fancy Pattern Weights from Oh Sew Quaint

Whilst waiting for their arrival I did some research on the pattern itself, seeing what others sewists had made and any tips for it's construction. This is when I learned the alarming news that this pattern does NOT have a good reputation. It's known for being poorly drafted, which results in bodice being too large to wear modestly. A problem that could be prevented with some pattern adjustment? Think again, the bodice is cut entirely on the bias which makes pattern adjustment a nightmare.
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