Tag Archives: Dressmaking

Snowdrop Skirt

I’m not sure if these are snowdrops on the fabric or just some swirly abstract pattern, it was a freebie from a Dewsbury meet up. We usually have a swop table where you can bring patterns or fabric which you … Continue reading

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Quilted jacket

A couple of years ago I went to one of the Dewsbury sewing meetups organised by Ali (of GBSB fame!) These are basically one big fabric shopping spree, Dewsbury is pretty good for fabric shops, I usually go saying I … Continue reading

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Rescuing a Dogs Dinner

I decided to make myself a top over the weekend, something nice and simple! I chose a pattern I bought last year, Butterick 6256, and picked some pale mint jersey from my stash. It’s a lovely weight jersey, I bought … Continue reading

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Winter Coat Time

Thw winter coat I made a couple of years ago is looking decidedly past it’s best, it’s one of those loose weave wools which I love, but they don’t wear well! I decided this year to make a coat using … Continue reading

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Button Back Skirt

Last week I finished making a skirt for the autumn, it’s a pattern I’ve used before, back in 2017, Newlook 6876. I made it then in a beautiful teal blue tweed… …it still fits me nicely so I just made … Continue reading

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Sheer Pink

It’s a couple of weeks or more since the Sewing Weekender event, this is usually a weekend away for about 100 people in Cambridge with lots of sewing, chatting and speakers. It sounds great fun but obviously sells out in … Continue reading

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Tie-dye and Darning Time

A few months ago I fell for a length of fabric on a de-stash facebook page. With hindsight I can probably see why it was being moved on. It’s lovely fabric and a bit different, but difficult to know what … Continue reading

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Isolation Skirt

I’ve managed to finish a few things over the weekend, so I’ll share them with you over the next few days. I’m trying to reduce my fabric stash a bit, especially my dress-making lengths, I want to reorganise how I … Continue reading

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Extremes of Sewing AKA The 39 Steps!

Last week I made two skirts, very simple jersey ones, just two side seams and a waistband. This week I’ve gone to the other extreme and made a denim skirt with 39 steps in it!! I’ve made this one before, … Continue reading

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Ultimate Trousers…or not!

I finally got round to making myself a pair of trousers last week and they’ve come out OK, not amazing but certainly wearable. I bought the fabric last year in Fabworks, it’s medium weight and it has a slight stretch … Continue reading

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