Tag Archives: dress-making

New Skirt for New Year’s Eve

I first cut this skirt out in November, planning to wear it for the works Christmas party on December 4th, I then changed my mind about the party and thought I’d wear it to a Christmas lunch on December 12th … Continue reading

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Last Minute Stitching

I’m feeling a bit of a last minute Lucy at the moment, I’m usually really organised with Christmas but this year it seems to have sneaked up awfully quickly! My daughter Helen asked me to make her a Luna Lapin … Continue reading

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Young Master Rabbit

I’m making two rabbits for Christmas, Luna Lapin rabbits from Cool Crafting in Kendal. One is for my daughter Helen, one for my new grandson Hugo. Over the weekend I cracked on and made some clothes for Hugo’s. The patterns … Continue reading

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A Wardrobe for Miss Mouse

For Christmas I gave my granddaughter a mouse from the Luna Lapin books, she wore a pinafore dress and blouse together with a coat… It was her birthday last week so I made a few more clothes for Miss Mouse … Continue reading

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Four Season Skirt Pattern

Last month I made myself another skirt. It was one of those projects that seemed to take a lot longer than it should! I decided to make Vogue 9090 in a Abraham Moon wool. We’re lucky in that the Abraham … 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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A Trio of Skirts

Since having an operation on my neck I’m trying to vary the sewing I do each day,so a bit of dressmaking one day, quilting another and hand-sewing too. This has resulted in me doing a bit more dress-making – which … 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 for Spring

A couple of months back I deduced that half of my issue with dress-making at the moment, was my choice of patterns. I have a large stash of fabric, most of which I still love, but every time I went … Continue reading

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Damson Dress

Over Christmas I had a major move round in my sewing room which involved emptying my fabric cupboard so I could move it. The nice side to this was I fell in love with a lot of fabrics again!! In … Continue reading

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