Category Archives: sewing and knitting

A blog about my journey making things with sewing needles and knitting needles.

Sewing A Dress In Lockdown

Can you snap out of a sewing slump during lockdown? Lately, I’ve only been sewing items for the home. I couldn’t get my head around sewing scrubs or masks. Equally, I felt no compunction to sew pretty dresses. But then, … Continue reading

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A House Of Hackney Cushion Cover

If you’re anything like me, you need a badger in your life. Preferably, one holding a cocktail! I don’t know about you, but I simply can’t concentrate on complex sewing projects right now. Also, I have a big stash to … Continue reading

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Guest Feature – Ella’s 5 Lockdown Lessons

So, there I was, having a lovely snooze – I was chasing squirrels in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, it were right grand an’all – when blow me down, if I didn’t hear the strangest noise. It sounded all, like, … Continue reading

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A Quick & Easy Sewing Project

If you’re anything like me, home cooking has suddenly become a THING – even if it wasn’t before. With that, came a realisation that my oven glove wasn’t that great. But here I was, a Sewist who: wanted to sew … Continue reading

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Five Ways To Create In Lockdown

The world currently feels divided between those of us who relish our creativity and those of us who … just can’t get going. If the latter is you – or if you want to inspire a friend who might benefit … Continue reading

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Playing With MakeUp And Dresses

Let’s play with makeup and dresses, shall we? This outfit was sewn from wine-coloured double gauze bought from eBay, with a metallic gold dot. It’s super cute, wears and launders well – what’s not to like? Of course, because of … Continue reading

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Giveaway Winner & Double Gauze

Thank you to all the people who entered my giveaway to celebrate 10 years of blogging! The winner is Pat K – I’ll be in touch for an address, Pat. I hope you’re all having great weekends. I’m sewing with … Continue reading

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10 Years Of Blogging – Giveaway!

What were you doing 10 years ago? What the heck was I doing?! Well, I guess in some corner of my house, I sat down with a laptop and opened a WordPress account. I remember being very inspired by sewing … Continue reading

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Reasons To Sew A Toile

Did you witness the rather magnificent costume designer, Sandy Powell, wear a toile to the BAFTA awards? She’s raising money for Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage, the home of his creativity. The plan was to persuade famous attendees to sign her … Continue reading

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Two Sewing Patterns In One Handmade Dress

When I was a teenager, I had a white cotton drop-waist dress. God, I loved that dress. And now I love this one almost as much. It’s a hack, inspired by Lisa Comfort’s recent vlog where she shared a hack … Continue reading

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