Autumnal Dress of Dreams

Saturday, September 12, 2020


Hi Everyone, 

How are you all? We are back to work full time now at Sew Jessalli. Fully recovered from having nose surgery also, so it's been a mad few weeks for me. I may look a little bit different in the photos. Bruising is almost gone and I'm feeling great. 
Wanted to share my latest Minerva Crafts make with you all as it's a really lovely one. I made the McCalls 7894 faux wrap dress. It did require a few fit adjustments as the bodice was just too big and too long on me. But I'm happy with the result. Plus the colour of this Viscose Crepe Twill is just to die for. Bringing all the autumnal vibes. 

Jump-suiting for joy!

Thursday, August 27, 2020


Hi Everyone! Yes, I made another jumpsuit. I cannot believe it's taken me this long to make another one, considering it's my most worn me-made in my wardrobe. You can read my full post on the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network HERE



Hobbycrafting Summer 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Hi Everyone, 

So I thought I'd share my latest tutorials on the Hobbycraft Ideas Hub. I know a lot of you appreciate the direct links, so here they are.


First up, my tie-dye gym bag. I absolutely loved making this. It was so much fun to play with some tie-dying. I haven't done it in a long time. I'm so happy with how this turned out. You can read the full step by step HERE

Updates from the Studio

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Hi Everyone, 

How are you? I hope you're all well and adjusting to the new rules and regulations. I just wanted to check in and update you all on a few things. Please note; these are all plans that could change. As we know everything can change on a weekly, or even daily basis. The following dates are what we are planning if everything carries on as expected. 


The shop, as you know, is now open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-3pm. It's been a nice adjustment and I've seen quite a few of you the last few weeks which I really appreciate. Online orders are still going well and you've all been so supportive, thank you. I'm trying hard to keep the website up to date and uploading new fabrics and stock as soon as it arrives. Don't forget we still offer a Click & Collect option if you prefer minimal interaction. 

From Monday 13th July we'll be starting to offer one to one lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays, and welcome the return of two of our clubs: Wednesday Night Sew Sessions and Stitch & Bitch. Both clubs will have a strict pre-booking system and will be a first come, first serve basis. 

Our workshops will return in September as will our usual opening hours (all being well). You can see what workshops we currently have on offer HERE

We thank you all for your continued support during these strange times. Thank you all for your messages, comments and orders. It really means the world and I can't stress that enough. Thank you. 

Keep Safe, Keep Well, Keep Sewing. 

Happy Handmade!

Ilford Jacket/Shirt

Saturday, June 13, 2020
Hi Everyone,

Wanted to share with you my latest make over on the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network. I made the Ilford Jacket by The Friday Pattern Co. And I'm totally in love with it.