Category Archives: Dressmaking

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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A Snip of Scissors

Just think of the plural words you could use for a collection of scissors,a snip, a slash, a cut, a blade…I seem to have acquired quite a collection of scissors, all for different things of course! A couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Ogden Cami

Last summer I saw a few blog posts about the Ogden Cami pattern by True Bias. I decided to buy the pdf pattern, much as I hate sticking all the sheets together, I reasoned that there can’t be that many pages … Continue reading

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Holiday Clothes

I finally got round to sewing some clothes for our holiday, although ironically I didn’t use the fabric I bought in London with holiday in mind, I’ve actually used some from my stash! I looked through my patterns for holiday … Continue reading

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