The top 6 at 6

This week this blog turns six, which as all maths nerds know is a Perfect Number (the sum of its multiples apart from itself).

It’s taken some years to get to the point where I feel comfortable including blogger as part of my “Hi, what do you do?” resume. I’m Liz Haywood, I write a sewing and fashion blog. Maybe felt like I needed a track record? An archive? It’s not like anyone needs a qualification to write blog posts.

Anyway, to mark the date (Feb 18th), here are the top 6 most-visited posts.

(I hadn’t checked the blog analytics for a while, and was surprised to see a few changes since the 5 year anniversary.)


Free pattern srubs for men and women
One. The free scrubs pattern, intensively written in the space of just a week during world-wide lockdown. I guess there’s still plenty of scrubs-making going on.


Free wrap skirt pattern skirt worn by Liz
Two. For years, the free wraparound skirt pattern was the most-visited post ever, by far. It’s now been bumped down to number two. I wrote this only a couple months into my blogging “career”, so it’s had time to mature in the analytics department. I still have the peanut-print sample and often get nice comments when I wear it.


Free Pattern Make a Hat
Three. The free hat pattern soared into third place at the beginning of the pandemic. It comes in 5 sizes and is worth checking out if you have a large head.


The Secret Sciene of Invisible Mending finished
Four. The secret science of invisible mending, where I tried mending the moth-eaten sleeve of a jacket. It was successful but it was really hard!


Zero Waste wrap skirt front view
Five. The zero waste wrap skirt is an adaption of the free wrap skirt pattern. There’s also a 3-gore maxi skirt version, and a further development of the pattern in the Zero Waste Sewing book.


Free pattern dress ups cape green cape hood view
Six. A free pattern for a dress-ups cape for an adult or child. These have had heavy use in our dress-ups box!

Many thanks for reading my blog, I so appreciate it!



  1. kay on February 21, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    Hi Liz, Congratulations on your wonderful blog.
    looking forward to the next 6 years.

    • lizhaywood on February 21, 2022 at 3:51 pm

      Thanks for reading for the past 6 years Kay!

      • donn on February 22, 2022 at 12:09 am

        Six years! That’s an amazing achievement. I found you through your free scrubs pattern when I was sewing for for the NHS here in the UK. Huge thanks for that. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog ever since (and made a few of your designs).

      • lizhaywood on February 22, 2022 at 5:45 pm

        Thanks Donna! Thanks for giving my other patterns a whirl too.

  2. Del on February 21, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Congratulations, Liz!
    Hope to be reading you for many sewing adventures to come.

    • lizhaywood on February 22, 2022 at 5:45 pm

      Thank you Del. Yes, me too!

  3. Chris Schwab on February 22, 2022 at 6:29 am

    Happy Anniversary, and a hope for many happy returns ( for OUR benefit!) since you have so many free patterns to share, you might want to check out the instagram challenge for March, I think…I mention it in case you hadn’t seen/heard of #frugal sew22 or something like that. I don’t insta, but it’s been all over YouTube. No reason to miss out on a little word of mouth…

    • lizhaywood on February 22, 2022 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks Chris, I’ll have a poke around Youtube. I found it on Insta: #sewfrugal22.

  4. Mary E Warner on February 27, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    Congratulations on your blog’s 6th anniversary, Liz! I love these blog milestones because you can see how much material has accumulated one post at a time. 🙂

    • lizhaywood on February 28, 2022 at 8:45 am

      Thanks Mary! Yes, it was interesting going through the stats – I’ve written nearly 300 posts.

  5. Billie on March 3, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    I successfully made the hat pattern last year and love reading your blog every month

    • lizhaywood on March 3, 2022 at 9:47 pm

      Thanks so much for reading 🙂

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