Category Archives: Dressmaking

Nineteen for 19

It’s about time I checked my progress with my nineteen challenges for 2019, we’re two-thirds of the way through the year, some remain not even started, though that doesn’t mean I’ve given up hope, others are completed, so a mixed … Continue reading

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Summer Frock Take 2

Well I did say I was on a bit of a roll! I’ve just finished another summer dress using McCall’s 6958. I cut this one out as soon as I finished the first one… This time I used a length … Continue reading

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Summer Frock Time

I’m on a bit of a roll now, I’ve just finished another dress, this time it’s a pretty summer cotton frock. I do like my summer dresses. I used McCall’s 6958 which is labelled as ‘easy, make it today!’ I … Continue reading

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A Touch of the 80’s!

Last night I finally finished a jacket to go with my white rose dress. I needed something smart to go to a family funeral and managed to find everything except lining in my stash for the whole outfit – though … Continue reading

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White Roses

I made myself another dress! We’ve got a family funeral next week and when I looked in my wardrobe I really had nothing suitable, whilst wearing all black isn’t so necessary these days my smarter summer dresses tend to be … Continue reading

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Cinema Dress

I’ve finally got round to doing some dressmaking! I’ve made myself a summer dress… In my stash I had this length of teal blue fine cotton lawn with a little feather design on it. It feels like Liberty Tana lawn, … Continue reading

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Tanya Culottes

I’m a member of the Minerva Crafts Boggers Network, so every few weeks I get the chance to try out some fabric in exchange for a post which will hopefully inspire some of their customers. My latest make is now … Continue reading

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Waste not Want not!

A few years ago I bought a length a broderie anglais on my first visit to Goldhawk Road, I seem to recall it was only about £2.50 a metre and 60″ wide, so a bargain.I bought about 2.5m, a good … Continue reading

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Nineteen for 19

With three months of 2019 already gone, it’s time for an update on my Nineteen for 19 challenge; 1 Scrap Quilt This will hopefully start this month as there’s a free quilt BOM I’m planning to make, just using my scraps … Continue reading

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Embroidered Denim Skirt

The other day I decided to make myself a top, I chose a fairly straight forward pattern with a crossover drape across the front and some lightweight jersey from my stash. I cut it out and then tested a few … Continue reading

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