Category Archives: Dressmaking

Rescuing a Dogs Dinner

I decided to make myself a top over the weekend, something nice and simple! I chose a pattern I bought last year, Butterick 6256, and picked some pale mint jersey from my stash. It’s a lovely weight jersey, I bought … Continue reading

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Winter Coat Time

Thw winter coat I made a couple of years ago is looking decidedly past it’s best, it’s one of those loose weave wools which I love, but they don’t wear well! I decided this year to make a coat using … Continue reading

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Button Back Skirt

Last week I finished making a skirt for the autumn, it’s a pattern I’ve used before, back in 2017, Newlook 6876. I made it then in a beautiful teal blue tweed… …it still fits me nicely so I just made … Continue reading

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2020 Vision

It’s a while since I last checked how I was doing with my 2020 Vision, I’ve just looked back and it was May – doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun!! As we are now three quarters of the way … Continue reading

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Sheer Pink

It’s a couple of weeks or more since the Sewing Weekender event, this is usually a weekend away for about 100 people in Cambridge with lots of sewing, chatting and speakers. It sounds great fun but obviously sells out in … Continue reading

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Pink Dragonflies

At the weekend I finally got round to having a photo taken in a dress I made a couple of weeks ago. It’s sort of a practise run for sewing with sheers as one of my challenges this year (2020 … Continue reading

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Sewing Weekender

Just a quick post as after a couple of tiring days back at work I’m looking forward to a weekend of sewing. To make it extra special, it’s Sewing Weekender time! The Sewing Weekender is usually a weekend away in … Continue reading

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Tie-dye and Darning Time

A few months ago I fell for a length of fabric on a de-stash facebook page. With hindsight I can probably see why it was being moved on. It’s lovely fabric and a bit different, but difficult to know what … Continue reading

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2020 Vision

I’ve made fair progress so far with my 2020 Vision goals for the year, we’re a third of the way through, this year is going surprisingly fast! ; mind you, with 12 weeks stuck at home it would be a … Continue reading

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Isolation Skirt

I’ve managed to finish a few things over the weekend, so I’ll share them with you over the next few days. I’m trying to reduce my fabric stash a bit, especially my dress-making lengths, I want to reorganise how I … Continue reading

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