Tag Archives: McCalls 5815

Failure begins with a ‘K’

Please don’t bother calling me Karen any more. Just call me Failure. ‘Hey, Failure! Messed up any sewing projects lately?’ ‘Looking good, Failure. Did your MUMMY sew that for you?’ ‘Have you heard about Failure’s McCalls 5815? Boy, did she … Continue reading

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Spring Scarf Despite The Blizzards

Detail of rolling a hem Karen decides to make a Spring scarf and blizzards hit Scotland. You couldn’t make it up. Undeterred, and inspired by a tutorial that The Cupcake Goddess directed me towards, I steamed ahead. I was in … Continue reading

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Dangerous Addiction

A threat to the wellbeing of grown men and women is sweeping the nation. Available on every street corner (where there’s a haberdasher’s), this vicious new drug is available not in a wrap, but by the metre. Street talk of … Continue reading

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Midweek Madness

Sorrel’s Wonderful Creation Lots of photos to share today! You may remember from a recent post that I mentioned MacCullough & Wallis and a certain fabric that had stayed in my head and heart. A Spring voile that was just … Continue reading

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State Of Shock

Are you in shock? I am. The above photo of the lovely draped pocket detail on McCalls 5815 was taken tonight. That would be 24 hours after I took those photos of the pieces being cut out on my living … Continue reading

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Charlie’s Angel or A Right Charlie*?

*For those of you who don’t know, ‘a right charlie’ is slang for ‘a fool’. ‘Once upon a time there was a little girl who went to the Police Academy. But I took her away from all that and now … Continue reading

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Miss Marple And The Face Of Terror

Hold on to the seat of your pants because the process has started … slowly. I pulled the pattern out of the sewing box that lives under the bed in the spare bedroom. Do you want to know what the … Continue reading

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A Winging Muslin

Today my behemmoth of a book arrived in the post: The Reader’s Digest New Complete Guide to Sewing. It nearly didn’t arriveĀ - the brown paper packaging (tied up with string?) had been seriously torn. But the book itself is mercifully … Continue reading

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