About Me

Hello I'm Rosemary, welcome to my blog.

I can’t remember when I first learnt to sew. My grandmother was a tailor and my Mum made all of my clothes when I was small.  I think I just picked it up. I started with a button tin and scraps of fabric, graduated to making my own dolls clothes and I have been sewing ever since.

I have never sewed professionally. It has always been a hobby for me. Over the years I have made all sorts of things including clothes for myself, fancy dress costumes for my boys and things for my home. Sewing has allowed me to stretch the family budget but also allows me to express my creativity. Recently I was inspired to take up dressmaking again by watching the contestants on the Great British Sewing Bee. I am inspired by beautiful fabrics, which I have a tendency to collect if I'm not careful. I love a challenge and have been learning to sew with stretch fabrics and sheers. 

I live in Leicester, home of Richard III and the source of lots of wonderful bargain fabrics. This Christmas I was given a new tablet and I have so enjoyed reading some of the sewing and dressmaking blogs, full of inspiration and advice. I am excited to be starting my own blog to record my projects and to make contact with others who share my enthusiasm for sewing.

I would love to hear from anyone who shares my interests and look forward to being part of the sewing community on line. If you could leave a comment, it would make my day.


  1. Hi Rosemary I came across your blog recently and seen you have made some lovely clothes. My mum made a lot of our clothes when we were young and I remember a pink lurex shift dress she made and looked lovely in, it had silver thread woven into the fabric. It's not really until we got the internet that I started learning loads and got the confidence to start sewing for myself. I've made two dresses and a skirt and made some failed items too, much to my dismay, but we learn by our mistakes
    I look forward to seeing what else you make

    1. Hi Dian
      It is lovely to meet you through my blog and to hear that you are sewing. I think mistakes are inevitable when you make your own clothes, almost every garment is a prototype. I keep on trying new ideas and not everything works. A source of inexpensive fabric is really helpful because then we don't need to worry too much if our plans don't turn out well.
      I look forward to hearing from you again, enjoy your sewing