Category Archives: Dressmaking

A Birdie Blouse

I decided to make a blouse yesterday, the weather was too inclement for gardening so a sewing day was called for! After a quick perusal through my fabrics I chose a fine cotton with a pretty bird pattern on it. … Continue reading

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Vintage Silk Sari Daisies

A couple of years ago I bought some vintage silk saris on ebay, they averaged about £12 each so six yards of beautiful silk for very little outlay. One of them was a gorgeous charcoal grey ombre with a dark … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18

We’re a week into August already! A little late, but here’s my report on how I’m doing with my challenge, Eighteen for 18…   1 Etsy store opened; Still no further, I think I really need to take the plunge … Continue reading

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Liberty Summer Dress

In the recent hot weather I’ve found the outfits I feel most comfortable in are my long  cotton dresses, especially the teal one I made in February for our holiday and a Liberty one I made last year, both just … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18

We’re half way through the year already, so how am I doing with my Eighteen for 18 challenges; 1 Etsy store opened; Still no further, I think I really need to take the plunge and just put a few things … Continue reading

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Chanel Jacket

After about nine months of faffing about I finally knuckled down and finished my Chanel jacket last night. It’s not exactly the weather for wearing it at the moment, but I needed it crossing off my to do list! So … Continue reading

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My Malayan Silk Dress

We had a big holiday in March which include two days in Kuala Lumpar visiting family. I managed to include a trip to the quarter with all the fabric shops in. Of course I had to buy  a few lengths… … Continue reading

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Sequins and Sparkle

Meghan is not the only one wearing a bit of sparkle today, though I thought her dress was stunning, so elegant. I’ve got a ball to go to tonight and I have finally finished my dress – last night! The … Continue reading

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Sequins-a-Sparkling

I’ve been busy over the last week or so trying to make an evening dress for a ball next Saturday, it’s caused me a few headaches!!… Having gone shopping with one pattern in mind I came back with another, Butterick … Continue reading

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Chanel Jacket

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted a few projects finished before I started more, well this was one of them and whilst it isn’t happy dance time yet I’ve made enough progress to show you it … Continue reading

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