Tag Archives: dress-making

White Roses

I made myself another dress! We’ve got a family funeral next week and when I looked in my wardrobe I really had nothing suitable, whilst wearing all black isn’t so necessary these days my smarter summer dresses tend to be … 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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Sequins-a-Sparkling

I’ve been busy over the last week or so trying to make an evening dress for a ball next Saturday, it’s caused me a few headaches!!… Having gone shopping with one pattern in mind I came back with another, Butterick … 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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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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