Category Archives: Dressmaking

Button Back Skirt

Last week I finished making a skirt for the autumn, it’s a pattern I’ve used before, back in 2017, Newlook 6876. I made it then in a beautiful teal blue tweed… …it still fits me nicely so I just made … Continue reading

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2020 Vision

It’s a while since I last checked how I was doing with my 2020 Vision, I’ve just looked back and it was May – doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun!! As we are now three quarters of the way … Continue reading

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Sheer Pink

It’s a couple of weeks or more since the Sewing Weekender event, this is usually a weekend away for about 100 people in Cambridge with lots of sewing, chatting and speakers. It sounds great fun but obviously sells out in … Continue reading

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Pink Dragonflies

At the weekend I finally got round to having a photo taken in a dress I made a couple of weeks ago. It’s sort of a practise run for sewing with sheers as one of my challenges this year (2020 … Continue reading

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Sewing Weekender

Just a quick post as after a couple of tiring days back at work I’m looking forward to a weekend of sewing. To make it extra special, it’s Sewing Weekender time! The Sewing Weekender is usually a weekend away in … Continue reading

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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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