Category Archives: Sewing

Scissors and sellotape at the ready….

I think the reason I haven’t sewed anything recently is just because I find it so hard to get going when I know that there is so much stuff to do before you can even sew! I have over 30 … Continue reading

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Book haul

Father Christmas is such a cool guy. I got a haul of sewing books for Christmas that exactly matched my Amazon wishlist! How does he do it? He’s obviously up to date on all the latest technology. I can’t wait … Continue reading

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Meet my new best friend

My family all clubbed together and bought me this wonderful thing for my birthday last year.  My husband researched overlockers (what a guy) and picked this one! I am ashamed to say that it then sat in the corner for … Continue reading

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Colette Sorbetto – complete!

I must have printed off the Colette Sorbetto pattern about a year ago. We don’t have a printer, so I nipped to my local Staples to do it. I would advise you NOT to do the same – I think … Continue reading

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New patterns!

So, I am almost ready to have a “ta-da!” moment on my Macaron dress. I have been squeezing in some sewing on night times and nap times and, barring a bit of invisible-zip-unpicking-action, I will have finished it this week. … Continue reading

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Periods of lethargy

When my sister was at school, her A-level History teacher sat with my mum and dad on parents’ evening and said she was “capable of brilliance”, but had “periods of lethargy”. I had the same History teacher. We used to … Continue reading

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Refashioning vintage

I used to visit a shop near to where I live that sold unadulterated vintage clothing. The pieces smelt fusty, had the occasional hole but  were all original. The joy to me was finding something that had obviously been handmade and … Continue reading

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Look! Here are some people who actually sew!

My Macaron dress pattern is still sitting folded up on the top of my chest of drawers. I am going to trace it this week and by the weekend I am cutting a toile. Perhaps if I commit this in … Continue reading

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Dressaholic: Peter Pan Collars

Don’t you just love Wikipedia? I was sat here thinking about how much I love Peter Pan collar dresses… then I looked at a picture of Disney’s Peter Pan and he didn’t seem to be actually wearing a Peter Pan … Continue reading

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