T-Shirt Pattern for January

Well, best laid plans… I have been spectacularly ill with the flu through January and have only just recovered enough to start my search BUT I’m completely obsessed with this t-shirt pattern! You can buy it here, from The Foldline and it’s going to be one of my first #Stitch2020 makes… and I have found some amazing fabrics to make …

Planning your handmade Wardrobe!

If you’re joining me for #Stitch2020 I though I would lay out the plan for the next few months… As I said I want to enjoy creating what I sew for myself, but I also think having a loose plan so we can search for patterns and fabric in an organised fashion would be best. I have been reading a …

#Stitch2020… new blog, new wardrobe!!

Howdy!! I used to blog about sewing a lot… an awful lot!, however; I also run a very busy Costume Making business (Midnight Costume Services) and as we expanded I lost sight of my personal sewing and writing about lovely sewing projects got lost along the way. I have been trying so hard to still sneak a teensy bit of …

Corset Month: create bespoke Corsetry with Laura After Midnight

Corset Month!! On the 29th March (fingers still crossed!!), I shall be releasing my Corset Kit!! This is the biggest Sewing Pattern and Kit release to date, and has taken me months of prep and sampling to be happy with. The Corset Kit will have a re-usable graded Pattern for a Victorian inspired Over Bust Corset, with an Instruction Zine which will …

Handy Hand Stitched Closures Guide

I’ve just happened upon this brilliant Hand Stitched Closures Guide from Burda and thought I’d share as this weeks Sewing Bee mentioned Snap/Popper Fastenings amongst others. Many of these should be sewn on using the same stitch used for making the Button Loop. With a little practice they look very neat, don’t they? I am sorely tempted to make up a …

Sew-a-Longs

There are some amazing Sew-a-Longs out there… it’s almost like having your own personal Tutor! Happy stitching!

Notions: Hemming by Hand

I am afraid I am one of those dreadful bores of a teacher who insists that Hemming is done by hand! It just looks simply beautiful, & gives a truly professional finish to a garment that has been carefully stitched together, by hand. I have taken this Tutorial from my Simple A-Line Skirt Tutorial because this subject has come up …

A-Line Skirt hack: Make a Pleated Skirt!

Hello lovelies! Having been very inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee a couple weeks ago, here is my A-Line Skirt Hack based on my super duper popular Patternless A-Line Skirt Tutorial to make an Inverted Box Pleated Skirt as they did. The original Tutorial is amazingly simple, and I highly recommend it if you are learning to sew or want …

Sew Your Own Wardrobe!!

With much trepidation, I purchased the new Great British Sewing Bee book a couple weeks ago. Finally, it popped through my door. We’ve had a little trouble with the Royal Mail this neck of the woods, and much apologies to all of my customers who have been affected. A little heavier than expected, I unwrapped it and was immensely surprised …