Crafting ideas, DIYs, Featured

A cosy blanket

March 9, 2018
And She Made knitted blanket Rowan Big Wool

I’m amazed to say that I actually finished knitting something that isn’t just a scarf. Can you believe it? Alright, technically, this knitted blanket is made up of three long pieces sewn together, much like a scarf, but it’s absolutely not a scarf!

This all started with a trip to John Lewis Oxford Street. About a year and a half ago, I went to the haberdashery section as I often do in a lunch hour and thought, I could make a blanket. I’m not the best knitter in the world and I’m certainly not the fastest but I wanted to challenge myself with something bigger and a blanket seemed challenging enough but not overwhelming.

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Crafting ideas, Dressmaking & sewing, Featured

Sewing plans for spring

March 3, 2018
And She Made spring sewing plans

I know it doesn’t quite feel like it’ll soon be spring when there is still snow on the ground and it’s been a bit of a trek getting into work each day, but the new season is coming and I’m so excited for it.

I just love this time of year. There’s still a freshness in the air and the daffodils are beginning to bloom (albeit later with all the snow). So what better way to celebrate the changing seasons than by planning my spring makes?

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Featured, Lifestyle

Some exciting And She Made news

February 24, 2018
And she made

Exciting news at And She Made headquarters today. We’ve been named as one of the ‘ones to watch 2018′ in William Gee’s guide to the best sewing blogs to follow in 2018.

Featuring other sewing bloggers and Youtubers such as By Hand London and Sewn, we’re in great company.

Here’s the full article with details of other sewists to keep an eye on (and while you’re at it, feel free to read this round-up of the best indie sewing companies I wrote for the site too)

And not only that, but we’ve also made the cut as one of the top 60 sewing blogs on Feedspot, coming in at number 49. Not too bad, eh?

And She Made William Gee Feedspot sewing blogger

And She Made William Gee Feedspot sewing blogger


I really appreciate those of you who read my blog, even if it sometimes feels as though it’s just my Mum reading. It’s a bit of a labour of love and I just love having a place where I can look back and see what I’ve made over the years.

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Dressmaking & sewing, Featured

A bomber jacket win

February 22, 2018
And She Made bomber jacket

This DIY isn’t my usual style, I have to admit, but sometimes stretching ourselves to make something out of our comfort zones is what sewing is all about, am I right?

For this make, I used a pattern from Prima magazine from last year (and available here if you want to buy it). I’d had it cut out for quite a while and finally got round to making it a few weeks ago when I was briefly reunited with my sewing machine. I’m really pleased with how it turned out and it’s so warm too. A win all round!

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DIYs, Dressmaking & sewing, Featured

Tartan Sudley

February 12, 2018

When winter comes along, I immediate associate the season with tartan and plaids and these past few months have been no different.

While home at Christmas, I decided to make a dress for the festivities and decided on another smock dress to add to my ever growing collection.

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