The scatty sewer

A scatty sewers journey through the world of sewing

Sewing for Autumn

Unfortunately Autumn is coming, Im defiantly a sunny day girl and love the Summer. I’m now starting to look for Autumn patterns that will keep me warm in the horrible yucky British weather that is about to come. So I’m always looking for different patterns, all too often lately you see the same pattern being created over and over, its silly. So to find a designer that is truly innovative is wonderful and really refreshing.

Rebecca Page’s patterns are really feminine and wonderfully simple, so I really ¬†loved sewing something a little different than I normally wouldn’t try, you know, you’ve seen my makes. So I wanted to make the Neve blouse its an oversized baggy top that would look cool with jeans, trousers, skirts and shorts.


I used a lightweight cotton jersey, I’d had it for a while just hanging around and thought this would make the perfect type of fabric for this top, because it floaty and hangs lovely.

The pattern was easy to put together and the instructions are amazing, so informative. The thing I love about Rebecca Pages patterns is that if you don’t have an overlocker/serger she gives you all the instructions to create the items with a normal sewing machine, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before. The instructions for the Neve are easy to understand and any beginner could make it.


What I love is the elasticated front, just gently gathering the fabric as it crosses over the front of the body, it gives a real feminine line. The back hangs down longer than the front which is a bit quirky and you know I like a bit of quirky ūüôā Its so fun and comfortable to wear, Ive already planned my next one in a woven fabric, maybe a lovely floaty cotton lawn or silky fabric, both would work well with this pattern.

This looks lovely its from Pink scissors fabric and its a lovely cotton from Nutex, I think it would look funky.

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I see more Rebecca page patterns in my future, she’s got a great variation of patterns, so which to do next, maybe a nice Peggy pencil skirt¬†to go with this top, or a lovely pair of¬†Pippa pants, Ive had that pattern for a couple of weeks and haven’t found the time to create them yet, maybe this weekend is the perfect time as the weather is turning a little bit more like the traditional British summertime, basically raining all the time.

Check out all of Rebecca Pages patterns here for women and girls and defiantly download the great free ones, the Portia party dress  is amazingly versatile.


Please visit all the stops on the Turning the Page: Sewing for the Changing Seasons¬†Blog Tour with Rebecca Page. Don’t forget to comment on the blogs each day and enter a Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win some fantastic prizes from our fabric sponsors!

  1. August 20: Rebecca Page (Intro), Sewjourns, Soul fed on Thread
  2. August 21: Sarcastic Sewist, PatchWitch, Flaxfield Sewing by Anca
  3. August 22: Princesse et Tresors, Bellephant, The Scatty Sewer
  4. August 23: BigFlyNotions, Stitched by Jennie, Millie’s Place Handmade
  5. August 24: Sweet Sprocket, Australian Sewing, Advice & Inspiration, The Sewing Unicorn
  6. August 25: LIVIALITY,¬†Diskordia’s Curvy Sewing, Simply Kyra
  7. August 26: Seams So Lo, Middle River Studio, Jot Designs

Happy Scatty sewing everyone xx



Bella sunshine blog tour

Perfect Summer top for the heat wave

With the heat wave we’ve had in the UK the last thing I wanted to do was sit at a sewing machine making clothes, but needing new tops for special events in the summer you just don’t have a choice, so I waited until it was 9pm before I started sewing as it was ever so slightly cooler ( 23 degrees is usually the mid day temperature in the UK, so having it that temperature in the evening was something were not used too).

Being asked to be part of the Bella Sunshine Summer blog tour is such an honour and the other participants have made some absolutely amazing things, check them out here

I had some lovely poppy fabric bought from Pink Scissors Fabric and you know when you just know what pattern will match the fabric well I just knew the Sahara top by Bella Sunshine patterns would be perfect. The pattern is so straight forward, even a beginner would be able to easily sew this up. I think from pinning to wearing it only took me an hour! Totally brilliant, because in this weather you need to have something that means you only need to spend an hour at the pedal.

And here is the result:

The fit is perfect BTW, usually i have to add a little more for my large back, but I didn’t need too and the fit as you can see is spot on. Im a UK size 16 (40′ bust) and it hits underneath perfectly and the peplum is bang on, brilliant!

As I said in my last blog Im moving and so i wore the Sahara to pack up some of my things into the car, the sahara is so comfy and versatile and I felt like I was smartly dressed, Im one of those people that even if Im painting or cleaning I have to look tidy incase someone comes to the door ūüôā

If you haven’t already downloaded the Sahara top then do its a lovely pattern and I have yet to try out the dress version, that will happen after the move when I have my sewing room sorted. Cant wait for the move to be all over and I can show you all my new sewing room, its going to be huge!

Check out the rest of the blog tour here:

Monday: Sew CucioInspinrationIt’s Liesel

Tuesday: Big fly notionsSew4fiveStitched by Jennie

Wednesday: Hazelnut HandmadeCross Stitches custom clothingTurtle Trax Too

Thursday: Jot DesignsBloomingskiesNathalie’s needle

Friday: The bear and pea atelier The Scatty sewerSew Haute Blog

Happy scatty sewing

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