Category Archives: Dressmaking

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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Morgan Jeans

I’ve done it! I’ve finally made myself a pair of jeans!! And they fit!!! I’ve had the Ginger Jeans pattern on pdf (always off-putting for me!) and a paper pattern of the Morgan Jeans for years, and I mean years. … Continue reading

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Extremes of Sewing AKA The 39 Steps!

Last week I made two skirts, very simple jersey ones, just two side seams and a waistband. This week I’ve gone to the other extreme and made a denim skirt with 39 steps in it!! I’ve made this one before, … Continue reading

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2020 Vision

2020 Vision is the twenty goals I set myself at the beginning of the year, things I hoped to make. I missed the report at the beginning of March for obvious reasons, and I’m a bit late now, but better … Continue reading

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Sewing for Spring

A couple of months back I deduced that half of my issue with dress-making at the moment, was my choice of patterns. I have a large stash of fabric, most of which I still love, but every time I went … Continue reading

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Ultimate Trousers…or not!

I finally got round to making myself a pair of trousers last week and they’ve come out OK, not amazing but certainly wearable. I bought the fabric last year in Fabworks, it’s medium weight and it has a slight stretch … Continue reading

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Damson Dress

Over Christmas I had a major move round in my sewing room which involved emptying my fabric cupboard so I could move it. The nice side to this was I fell in love with a lot of fabrics again!! In … Continue reading

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Skye Wrap

I’ve admired Skye Wraps for a while, they’re a pattern from Cool Crafting, (the home of Luna Lapin!!) and they keep appearing on my facebook feed. I finally bought the pattern at the Harrogate Show in November. Whilst sorting out … Continue reading

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