Category Archives: Dressmaking

A Dress for Christmas

In mid December I decided to make myself a new dress for Christmas, not a Christmas dress as such, just a nice one to wear this year. In the summer I had splashed out and bought three Deer and Doe … Continue reading

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A Pinny or Two

It’s been fun having two little girls to choose gifts for this Christmas, these are my son’s partners children and as they’re buying a house together it seems pretty permanent, so they’re my new to me granddaughters, age six and … Continue reading

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Archers Shirt

I have finally got a new computer! My old one was driving me scatty as it would have to think for at least 10 minutes quietly deciding whether to do as I ask…and then crash!! I’ve spent today trying to … Continue reading

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Vogue 2309

I bought this Vogue pattern earlier this year, it includes three different tops. OK one I wouldn’t wear but the other two look my kind of top, there’s a waistcoat style one and a sleeveless shirt sort of top. I’ve … Continue reading

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Summer Dresses

I do like a pretty frock for warm summer days. Just recently I’ve fallen for a few light cotton prints from facebook sites, mainly Maggie Tuite and Fabric Heaven UK. They both sell gorgeous colourful cotton for a very reasonable … Continue reading

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Bleuet Take 2

Last month I made a Bleuet dress by Deer & Doe in some dark blue silk, it’s turned out beautiful if a little snug… I decided to make another but generally go up a size. This time I used some … Continue reading

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Midnight Blue Silk

A couple of weeks ago I had a mad moment and ordered three Deer and Doe patterns, I fell for the Passiflora, but once on the website the Orchidee and the Bluett also appealed. I decided to make the Bluett … Continue reading

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A Summer Skirt

Last week I decided to make an everyday skirt for summer. I chose a pattern which I think I must have got from a facebook destash site as it’s a Vogue pattern made in partnership with Love Sewing, a sewing … Continue reading

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A Barts Bunny

I trained as a nurse back in the 1980’s at Barts, otherwise known as St Bartholomews in London. I have to admit that one reason I chose to train there was that I liked the uniform!! When many hospitals were … Continue reading

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Spotting a Blouse

On the Monday that our shops reopened my daughter and I went shopping into Leeds. We weren’t interested in queuing round the block for a shoe shop or clothes shop, we just went fabric shopping! It was lovely to be … Continue reading

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