Category Archives: sewing

Tilly and the Buttons Lilou Dress

Hey, guys! Keeping cool in the sun? After a pointless trek to Ella’s dog groomer, only to discover a calendar clash, I’m ever so slightly overheated. Not that I’m complaining about a British summer that actually delivers on the sunshine. … Continue reading

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The Dress Just Isn’t That Into You

This dress was sooo difficult to photograph, which suggests it’s just not that into me. Possibly not my most flattering make. Will that stop me from wearing it? No way! It’s breathable and comfortable, and in summer heat that’s exactly what I … Continue reading

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Sporty Summer Sewathon – The Winners

It’s safe to say that the Sporty Summer Sewathon has left me well and truly humbled. Loads of people took part! I might have made a pathetic flippy flappy skirt culotte thingie but other people really proved themselves worthy of sewing … Continue reading

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Simplicity 1652 – The Dress That Nearly Wasn’t A Dress

This is the dress that I nearly didn’t make. My lovely friend, Rachel, was getting married to the equally lovely Brett. Rachel has been a faithful follower of my blog and I even made her a work outfit that she … Continue reading

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Sporty Summer Sewathon Swings Into Action!

Let’s do this, peeps! Are you ready to share your sporting makes, Wimbledon on in the background, strawberries to hand? Have you raised your heartbeat today? I have! I cycled out to Epping forest to give my new sportswear the … Continue reading

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Sporty Summer Interview With Fehr Trade

With only a few days to go until our big reveal (um, haven’t actually finished my project yet, I’m not panicking at all) I thought I’d avoid my own deadline by interviewing Melissa of Fehr Trade. I first met Melissa … Continue reading

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Fabric Shopping in Amsterdam (Sort Of)

Today, I hit the mean streets of Amsterdam to check out their sewing supplies. I hadn’t meant to. Indeed, I’d actively avoided asking people for recommendations, in order to limit my addiction. I hadn’t counted on my online enablers, who … Continue reading

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Lost In Translation

I am in sunny and gorgeous Amsterdam, where knitting in the sunshine with a glass of wine has become a top priority. It’s heartening to see that news of the Sporty Summer Sewathon is travelling far and wide. Deadline in … Continue reading

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How Do You Use Reinforcement Tape?

I treated myself to some of this armhole reinforcement tape recently. Only one problem. I’ve never used it before! I’ve draped it on the outside of my make, so that you can scrutinise. I take it I can use around necklines, … Continue reading

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The Man Outside Sainsburys – Revealed!

If you’ve ever been curious about the most important man in my life (the one who fuels my sewing addiction aka The Man Outside Sainsburys) here he is! I screwed up my courage and asked for a photograph. So now you … Continue reading

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