How to make new PJ bottoms from old ones

We all have a favourite pair of PJ’s don’t we? Well I do but they’re not looking their best :(. Time for some new ones I think. This is a bit of a long blog as I will go through all stages of pattern drafting and construction so I’m not apologising!! You will need: Old…

Winter is here……bring out the sausage!

I don’t know about you but I’m really feeling the cold at the moment and my old wooden front door is doing nothing to stop the wind howling right in through! Short of a new door (which is not going to happen) I’m going Old Skool with a good old draught excluder more commonly know…

Easy Cushion Cover with a ZIP!!!!!!!

This is actually my Mother’s Day gift………..and no I’m not early!!! The fabric cost £4 per meter and I made 2 cushions from 1 m! You will need: 1/2 m of fabric (per cushion) Thread Closed end Zip– At least  the length of your pillow too long is fine. Cushion pad Pins– Can’t have enough…

Christmas dress on the cheap & easy!

For me with Christmas comes that dreaded moment when you open the wardrobe and have nothing for that special party. I’m hoping this blog shows you that even a beginner with the correct choice of fabric can have that on trend dress sewn up in no time. Lets start with pattern See & Sew B5768  it may not…

FanTASHtic Movember Make!

Movember is coming to an end………….has your other halves tash not been the success he’d hoped for?? Well you still have time to make him this impressive beast. By the way it also provides no end of amusement with quotes like: I “moustache” you a question. I “moustache” to the shops. Sad, I know but…

Bradford To Italy & Back…..

Not only a tutorial but an extra easy upcycle! This is for all of you who tell me, “Sewing? Me? I can’t even sew a button on…” Well now you can heheheh. Whilst on holiday in Italy I stumbled across one of my favourite thinks……a salvage/secondhand store. Much to the dismay of my husband and step-kids…

Christmas Wreath

Only 38 days until Christmas so it seems I can no longer hide under the bed and pretend not happening……… So today’s the day I get feastive with this really pretty wreath, my aim this year is to have a homemade Christmas theme so hopefully this is just the start! You Will Need: Less than…

Hello & welcome along

Welcome to Frill & Flounce, my name is Donna King and this is the end of a 4-year journey for me, and hopefully the start of a fabulous adventure. 4 years ago I was working a more than 9 till 5 in the construction industry (really!) life was becoming impossible and family a distant memory….