Category Archives: Dressmaking

Looking back at February

February seems to have whizzed past, I know it’s a bit shorter, but even so! We’re knee deep in decorating at home at the moment so sewing has pretty much been restricted to evenings when I collapse in a heap … Continue reading

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Button Back Skirt; Newlook 6876

Whilst I was making my coatigan in that gorgeous tweed last month, the fabric happened to lie next to a length of Avoca wool I treated myself to at an Embroiderers Guild meeting where Fabworks had a stand. The two fabrics … Continue reading

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January; a productive start!

I rather like the idea of a monthly report, looking back at what I’ve done and more importantly, making plans for the next month. I think it could be quite a positive thing, sometimes when you’ve lots of projects on … Continue reading

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A Cosy Coatigan

Over the weekend I managed to get lots of sewing done, mainly because I was Billy no mates with the house to myself for the whole weekend and it was certainly too cold and miserable to venture into the garden! … Continue reading

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Winter Hats

This year I’ve a few summer hats, mainly for a friend who has been having chemo, they came out pretty well so I decided to try making myself a couple of winter hats. I used a pattern by Emma Garry … Continue reading

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Lavender Duster Jacket

During Indie month over on The Monthly Stitch I fell for a few new patterns, you know what it’s like, they showcase a designer you’ve not come across before, you click over onto their site and before you know it … Continue reading

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Tricks and Treats

I know it’s a bit early for trick and treats, but over the summer I’ve learnt a couple of simple sewing tricks…and I’ve had a few treats!!! My first big treat was a vintage sewing machine! I’ve been hankering after one … Continue reading

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Lavender Sari Outfit

A few weeks ago I fell for three vintage silk saris on ebay, they were all of £12 each for 5-6 yards of beautiful silk. One of them was a gorgeous lavender/mauve design… My original plan was to make  a … Continue reading

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Little Sewing Bee

Last week it was the semi-finals of the Great British Sewing Bee, so contestants were whittled down from four to the final three. I do think they’ve had some tough challenges this series. The first challenge this week was to … Continue reading

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Little Sewing Bee

I’m a little bit behind with the Great British Sewing Bee, last weekend we were catering for the local village show, so two coffee cakes, two coconut and lime cakes, an elderflower drizzle cake and a chocolate cake later…oh and … Continue reading

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