Category Archives: Dressmaking

Stitch-a-long 15

Well at this rate I might have a happy dance by Christmas 🙂 It’s three weeks since I showed you my silk ribbon and stumpwork flower panel, I’d just finished the panel with a dragonfly on. I spent another few … Continue reading

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Summer Review

I started the year really good, remembering to do a review of each month, but for the last few months I’ve remembered half way through the next month and then it seems too late! Let’s face it, we’re almost a … Continue reading

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A Pair of Ultimate Trousers!

I have finally made myself a pair of trousers!! It’s been on my to-do list for ages, I even included trousers as part of my #2017 Make Nine challenge to try and give me the kick to get going with … Continue reading

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McCalls 6696 Mark 2

I can finally show you a dress I’ve been making over the last couple of weeks, it seems to have taken ages, probably because I was being careful with pattern matching and seam finishing. It’s another McCalls 6696 shirt-waister, I … Continue reading

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Magnolia Summer Dress

I do like pretty summer dresses, I know I need trousers and tops, but I just couldn’t resist making this one first. I bought Vogue pattern 8997 pretty much as soon as I saw it, I love it’s simple, elegant … Continue reading

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Me Made May 17

We’re three weeks into #MMMay17, I’ve pledged to wear something I’ve made every day. The problem I’ve had isn’t finding something to wear, it’s finding someone to take a photograph! So some of the photos are from when I made … Continue reading

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A Galleon in Full Sail!

Well I tried! On Saturday we’ve been invited to a 1920’s themed dinner dance, I have to confess I’m really not keen on ‘fancy dress’, I’d much rather just wear what I like, but I decided to try and make … Continue reading

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Me-Made-May Monday

Two weeks into May and it has finally warmed up enough to get the summer clothes out. As part of MMMay17 I pledged to wear at least one item I’d made each day for the month of May, so I’m … Continue reading

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April Review

Can’t quite believe we’re already a third of the way through May, so I’m a bit late with my April review, but that’s life! There’s quite a mix of needlework in this review, embroidery, quilting, dressmaking…I’ve finally finished my home … Continue reading

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Me-Made-May Monday

A day late but MMMay Tuesday doesn’t have the same ring… A week into MMMay 2017 and my biggest issue has been getting photos, with my chief photographer away at Uni, and her assistant busy at work, I’ve been asking … Continue reading

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