Tag Archives: Dressmaking

Chanel Jacket Homework

I’ve just about finished my homework for the Chanel Jacket course I’m doing at the Yorkshire School of Sewing. Day one was two weeks ago when basically fittings and toiles were checked and all the layers were cut out and … Continue reading

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Chanel Jacket

I’ve just had a lovely sewing weekend with Anne, we’ve met a few times at sewing bloggers meet-ups in Dewsbury and Leeds, I discovered she also fancied doing the Chanel Jacket course at the Yorkshire School of Sewing, so when … Continue reading

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Summer Review

I started the year really good, remembering to do a review of each month, but for the last few months I’ve remembered half way through the next month and then it seems too late! Let’s face it, we’re almost a … Continue reading

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McCalls 6696 Mark 2

I can finally show you a dress I’ve been making over the last couple of weeks, it seems to have taken ages, probably because I was being careful with pattern matching and seam finishing. It’s another McCalls 6696 shirt-waister, I … Continue reading

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Magnolia Summer Dress

I do like pretty summer dresses, I know I need trousers and tops, but I just couldn’t resist making this one first. I bought Vogue pattern 8997 pretty much as soon as I saw it, I love it’s simple, elegant … Continue reading

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Me-Made-May Monday

A day late but MMMay Tuesday doesn’t have the same ring… A week into MMMay 2017 and my biggest issue has been getting photos, with my chief photographer away at Uni, and her assistant busy at work, I’ve been asking … Continue reading

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A Dress for Easter … just!

It seems a while since I did any dress making, although in reality it’s probably not that long since I made my Coatigan. I kept promising myself that once I’d finished the Splendid Sampler quilt I would make myself some … Continue reading

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Lavender Duster Jacket

During Indie month over on The Monthly Stitch I fell for a few new patterns, you know what it’s like, they showcase a designer you’ve not come across before, you click over onto their site and before you know it … Continue reading

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Little Sewing Bee Week 3

If my offerings today are anything to go by, I think I would have been the one asked to leave the Great British Sewing Bee last week… We are up to episode three of the sewing contest and the challenges … Continue reading

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Me-Made-May Monday

Last month I made my pledge for Me-Made-May… ‘I, Margaret of ¬†thecraftycreek.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear one item of handmade clothing or accessory each day for the duration of May 2016′ Me-Made-May … Continue reading

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