Category Archives: Dressmaking

Oh My Darling Clementine!

My latest Minerva make I can share with you is a denim skirt, I’ve been trying to pluck up the courage to make a pair of jeans for ages, like a couple of years! I’ve even bought all the necessaries, … Continue reading

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Friday Photo Challenge

Today’s’ theme for the Friday Photo Challenge organised by Postcard from Gibraltar should be fairly easy for me as it’s purple, my favourite colour! I have purple in the garden, in our home and in my wardrobe…so a bit of … Continue reading

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A Birdie Blouse

I decided to make a blouse yesterday, the weather was too inclement for gardening so a sewing day was called for! After a quick perusal through my fabrics I chose a fine cotton with a pretty bird pattern on it. … Continue reading

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Vintage Silk Sari Daisies

A couple of years ago I bought some vintage silk saris on ebay, they averaged about £12 each so six yards of beautiful silk for very little outlay. One of them was a gorgeous charcoal grey ombre with a dark … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18

We’re a week into August already! A little late, but here’s my report on how I’m doing with my challenge, Eighteen for 18…   1 Etsy store opened; Still no further, I think I really need to take the plunge … Continue reading

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Liberty Summer Dress

In the recent hot weather I’ve found the outfits I feel most comfortable in are my long  cotton dresses, especially the teal one I made in February for our holiday and a Liberty one I made last year, both just … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18

We’re half way through the year already, so how am I doing with my Eighteen for 18 challenges; 1 Etsy store opened; Still no further, I think I really need to take the plunge and just put a few things … Continue reading

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Chanel Jacket

After about nine months of faffing about I finally knuckled down and finished my Chanel jacket last night. It’s not exactly the weather for wearing it at the moment, but I needed it crossing off my to do list! So … Continue reading

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My Malayan Silk Dress

We had a big holiday in March which include two days in Kuala Lumpar visiting family. I managed to include a trip to the quarter with all the fabric shops in. Of course I had to buy  a few lengths… … Continue reading

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Sequins and Sparkle

Meghan is not the only one wearing a bit of sparkle today, though I thought her dress was stunning, so elegant. I’ve got a ball to go to tonight and I have finally finished my dress – last night! The … Continue reading

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