Tag Archives: dress-making

Making a Buttonhole

I’m writing this tutorial mainly for Helen, having left home to go to uni she has now decided she wants to learn to sew, she’s borrowed my spare sewing machine to make some pyjamas but I didn’t have a spare … Continue reading

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Little Sewing Bee

Last week it was the semi-finals of the Great British Sewing Bee, so contestants were whittled down from four to the final three. I do think they’ve had some tough challenges this series. The first challenge this week was to … Continue reading

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Little Bee Time

The Great British Sewing Bee (GBSB) started last week, it’s the fourth series so ten new contestants are vying to be crowned Britain’s best home sewer. Each week they have various challenges under timed conditions, I decided to have my … Continue reading

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A Suit for Spring

I’ve just managed to finish this outfit today so I can count it in my monthly stash report – every yard counts!! And yes it’s another one from my pattern of the moment, Butterick 6258! I bought this fabric on … Continue reading

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Damson Gin Jacket

Over on The Monthly Stitch the challenge this month was Cheers for New Years, an outfit inspired by your favourite drink. This year I’m going to try to complete every challenge, so I put my thinking cap on for a drink … Continue reading

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Butterick 6256

Last night over on Sugar Lane Quilts it was time for the monthly Friday Night Sew In, I decided to get on with an outfit from knitted fabric using Butterick 6256.  This pattern has proved a success over winter in that I … Continue reading

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A Shirt for Helen

It always feels a bit of an honour when your children ask you to make them something, especially when they are a trendy 18 year old, it’s like the ultimate accolade that what you are creating must be at least OK!! I’ve … Continue reading

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Vintage Sari Dress

Last night was Friday Night Sew-In over on Sugar Lane Quilts, I decided to buckle down and finish my sari dress in time for Show Off Saturday on Sew Can She… I’ve often seen vintage saris for sale on eBay … Continue reading

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Gabriola Take 4!

The Gabriola skirt pattern from Sewaholic has to be one of my  all time favourite patterns, it must be as this is the fourth time I’ve sewn it in the last twelve months, I’ve even made a chiffon one! My fabric … Continue reading

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Summer Skirt Burda 8765

During the Me-Made-May challenge, I realised that my wardrobe was somewhat lacking in everyday separates, quite a few going out outfits, not much for going round the market or mooching round Skipton. I decided I needed a straight skirt. I had … Continue reading

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