Category Archives: Dressmaking

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,┬ámuch 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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Eighteen for 18

It’s the first day of February already, so how have I done in the first month of my Eighteen for 18 challenge… 1 Etsy store opened; Nothing done but have been thinking!! 2 Tutorials; None as yet. 3 Sessions a … Continue reading

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Coatigan Sew-a-long

This time last year I made a coatigan, a lovely coat pattern by Schnittchen. It’s been a great coat for the winter, nice and snuggly and easy to wear. At the August Quilt show in Harrogate one of the stalls … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18

Last year a couple of blogs I follow were doing ’17 for 17′, lots of little (and big) things to aim for over the year. I liked the way it include non sewing and lifestyle aims as well and a … Continue reading

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Stitching Santa

Every year Sheila from Sewchet organises a Stitching Secret Santa, there’s a sewing one and a knitting/crochet one, I did the sewing one last year and it was great fun, both putting together a nice little stitching present, and also … Continue reading

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Chanel Jacket Course Day 2

On Saturday it was the second (and final) day of our Chanel Jacket course at the Yorkshire School of Sewing. Anne came down the day before and we spent the evening finishing off our homework and comparing notes! By the … Continue reading

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Chanel Jacket Homework

I’ve just about finished my homework for the Chanel Jacket course I’m doing at the Yorkshire School of Sewing. Day one was two weeks ago when basically fittings and toiles were checked and all the layers were cut out and … Continue reading

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