Category Archives: sewing and knitting

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

7 Years Of Blogging & Giveaway

Wow, how did that happen? Seven years of sharing my sewing, my life, my dog. It’s my bloggiversary today. I’ve made lots of lifetime friends, I’ve made a lot of clothes (I just chucked some out this morning!) and I’ve … Continue reading

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Butterick 5455

Looking for the perfect dress to layer with cardies, that can make either a summer or winter outfit? Welcome to the Butterick 5455! It’s a much lauded pattern, sadly out of print. Source it, if you can. Look at the gorgeous bodice … Continue reading

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How To Sew A Really Good Pleat

I have one big issue with pleat instructions in sewing patterns. They instruct you to construct pleats from the right side of the fabric, but we usually mark crease lines on the wrong side of fabric. That’s a recipe for inaccuracy. But … Continue reading

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Interview with Mark Creasey, Girl Charlee UK

One of my favourite makes from Girl Charlee UK When I decided to leave a steady job, I discovered allies and compatriots in the most unlikely of places. Whilst packing up my office desk and handing in my security pass, … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes At Did You Make That

Behind the scenes posts are always fun, aren’t they? So without, further ado… Here’s the sewing machine that is permanently set out in a corner of my living room. Rachel from House of Pinheiro was recently snapped using it, when … Continue reading

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I Fell Off My Pink Cloud With A Thud

Is pink one of the most hotly contested colours in a female’s wardrobe? After my Instagram feed was flooded with images of women, including Margaret Atwood, wearing pink pussy hats I think the answer is YES! It’s a colour we’re … Continue reading

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A Flame Called Hope

Welcome to my Sew Over It Lola Jacket, from their ebook Capsule Wardrobe: My City Break. This gilt brocade has been scooped up by loads of sewing bloggers, if my Instagram feed is anything to go by. You can see why. … Continue reading

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Really Beautiful, Or Really Useful

Buttons are my weakness. We all have one. Objects can be beautiful as well as useful, and buttons definitely fall into this category. Still. I’m not sure I’ll ever have a use for that single, clay, dog-shaped button. The more … Continue reading

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Molly Top and Cleo Dress – A Cleolly? PLUS giveaway

Yes, I have made another Tilly and the Buttons Cleo dress, and if you look at this photo for long enough your eyes will turn fuzzy. Don’t you love 15th-century buildings? My fourth Cleo was sewn using purple pin cord from Saeed … Continue reading

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As I Walked Out One Midwinter Morning…

It’s a little ironic that as someone who loves sewing clothes, I have spent the past four years, walking around three times a day, wearing this across my body… Disgusting, isn’t it? It’s my dog walking bag and despite its sorry state, I’ve … Continue reading

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