The Mother’s Day Top

Hello there! Don’t you just love it when a pattern takes you by surprise and surpasses your expectations. I do and I find it even more wonderful when my creation is a gift for someone special. This was certainly the case with the Threadcount 1616 pattern pictured below. The pattern came free with an early… Continue reading The Mother’s Day Top

dressmaking · Vintage style

The 1940s Dream Dress

Hello there! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. This year, I have two main goals; to make casual clothes that I will get a lot of wear out of, and to improve my sewing skills by experimenting with new fabrics and techniques. So in true Lizzie style, on a cold January day, I… Continue reading The 1940s Dream Dress


BOOK REVIEW: The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington

Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by! This blog post is a little bit different to previous posts but I     hope fellow sewists will appreciate it. A few months ago I attended the launch of Lucy Adlington’s latest book, The Red Ribbon. If you haven’t heard of Lucy, I suggest you look… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington

dressmaking · Vintage style

#MakeNine2018 and New Year Sewing Resolutions

Happy New Year and welcome back to my blog! Anyone who uses Instagram and enjoys sewing is sure to have spotted the Make Nine hastag. I’ve seen #2018makenine and #makenine2018 so I will probably use both just to be on the safe side! I’m not very good at sticking to my sewing plans and intend… Continue reading #MakeNine2018 and New Year Sewing Resolutions

Craft delights · Keepsakes and accessories

The Peacock Feather Masquerade Mask

Hello and welcome back to my blog. I am excited to share my latest creation with you as it’s so different to the kind of items I usually make. Last month, my friend Laura commissioned me to make her a glamorous mask to wear to a Christmas Ball. It was such an exciting prospect I… Continue reading The Peacock Feather Masquerade Mask