Flip an egg …here we are again, not sure if this is confessional site or a blog spot! I’m sat here at 4 am …one of those nights when you just cant sleep! I find myself  scrolling through the social media pages of Facebook and Instagram. As the majority of my feeds consists primarily of sewing related pages, they provide a  continual flow of inspiration, knowledge and general  fun.  There are some seriously talented and creative sewers out there that i just love to follow. 

Although I feel I don’t sew that much for myself these days, I began to take a shifty down my google photo-box – everything gets automatically uploaded there and holy cow there’s some crap and a New Years resolution in the offing to delete some! To my surprise I’ve actually not done too bad for makes and not all get photographed these days either.

This years trending hashtags on IG is #2017bestnine.  The idea is that you shoe the post that got the most likes or comments ..? not necessarily your favorite makes booooo so i decided to do my own version…to prove to myself I do sew for me so although a long post my lovelies its a visual one! 

The other thing that struck me was the journey  Simon and me have taken in 2017…he doesn’t just make the tea!  – so with out a do here is the Sewcial best of 2017.  

Category 1 – MY MAKES 

JANUARY- kicking off the year with a few staples 

Sewaholic Oakridge blouse and Vogue skirt, Tilly Button Mathilde Blouse, Cynthia Rowley tunic dress- gutted when I ripped this! Megan Nielsen Sudley Blouse 

FEBRUARY – Shirt dress I challenged my self on FB live to make in a day 

Butterick Sweat top, Megan Nielsen Axel Skirt, McCalls Floral jumper, Sew Over It Vintage shirt Dress, Vogue Boiled wool coat 

MARCH – Ebony & Coco to favorites for sure  

Closet Case Files Ebony Dress, Tilly Button Coco Dress, Sew Over It Doris Dress, Tilly Button Zadie dress 

APRIL warmer weather and some experimenting with tops and trousers 

Butterick Top, Colette Clover Trousers Megan Nielsen Briar and Axel Skirt,

MAY Pattern testing is always fun – wow a great weekend in the Big Apple 

Sewaholic Cresent Skirt, Megan Nielsen Reef PJ set, Marci Tilton Cirque dress, Megan Nielsen Briar tee,  Pattern testing Jenifer Lauren’s Laneway dress 

JUNE/JULY/AUG A quieter few months and the Lark got its own workshop 

Grain Line Lark Tee X2, Tilly Button Mathilde Blouse, Sew Over It Betty Dress, Vogue Skirt

SEPTEMBER Lots of planning 

Sampler Quilt runner, Sew over It Ultimate Pencil Skirt, Butterick Silk top, Tunic and Scout Tee 

OCTOBER New season requires a few new makes 

Vogue dress- hated this and never worn! Butterick jersey dress, Silk overlay top and Cashmere wool skirt

NOVEMBER All about the jersey and ruching

Butterick Ruched top, Lark Tee, McCalls Ruched dress


DECEMBER The machine in over drive!

PJ,s Butterick raglan Tee, Butterick Red top, Sew HOuse 7 Toaster sweater x2, Butterick joggers, Colette Laurel Dress, Vogue Brocade Dress

Phew what a lot, Some are firm favorites and made it to workshop status, others were not so hot and ready to trot to the dusty bin. 


January saw Simon creating the best  cutting table ever, February our pattern and fabric lines increased and haven’t stopped, March saw another amazing cake from Simon, April well we messed about, May – I went on TV! June the Sewcial Studio went out to the WI 

July was perhaps the most scary and exciting time with the start of the new shop expansion. Bless Simon work relentlessly on this project, bringing a vision to life  

August well things started to come together and Simon came up trumps again with that awesome button sign that proudly swings outside the shop.  September  with dead lines fast approaching we made it! October the official opening which tied in with our 2 year anniversary WOW!, Sew Saturday and the lovely John Scott joined us for the celebrations. November, I was asked to create a simple skirt and instructions for Simply Sewing magazine where the article will be published in Feb 18 And Finally December Santa came to visit and spread his magic. x

So there we have it, a round up in pics of 2017,  a fabulous and rewarding year at the Studio -Obviously its the Sewers that support us each week and those who visit the web that make it all possible so here it the BIGGEST CHEER to you and lets see what 2018 brings to us.