Category Archives: sewing and knitting

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

Autumn Sewing Inspiration & Totally Random Question

The season’s are changing. Does nature’s palette influence your sewing and colour choices? I would never have paired my turquoise earrings with red lace, if I hadn’t spotted a local cottage garden. This stunning cotton lawn from Sew Me Sunshine … Continue reading

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How To Manage Your Fabric Splurges

Goodness knows, we’ve all been there. You’re tired and deserve a reward for a hard week. Lying on the sofa, you browse online fabric stores and hit that Paypal button once too often. Or you’re out physically shopping and the … Continue reading

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Deer And Doe Myosotis Dress

I have so many opinions about the Deer And Doe Myosotis Dress! Which makes for a good sewing pattern, don’t you think? Nothing worse than indifference, after all. I was inspired to sew this after trying on a dress in … Continue reading

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Top Five Autumn Sewing Projects

One day you’re walking through parched fields, slathered in sunscreen. The next, squirrels are scampering before you and leaves crunch beneath your feet. Ah, Autumn! The time of year when women clamber back into their tights and cardies and breath … Continue reading

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Can There Ever Be Too Much Content?

One Of My All-Time Favourite Patterns When I was recently interviewed on the Stitcher’s Brew podcast, one detail of sewing that Almond Rock and I touched on was the rise and rise of sewing pattern companies. When Amy and I … Continue reading

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See You At The Handmade Fair? Discount!

Yay, it’s The Handmade Fair this weekend at Hampton Court! Such a lovely part of London. Are you going? I am! I attended for the first time last year and LOVED it. Don’t feel anxious about rocking up on your … Continue reading

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Sew Over It Marguerite Dress

Ooh, how long has it been since I sewed a pretty dress? Too long! This is the Sew Over It Marguerite Dress. I was instantly sold on the details. Those flattering gathers, cute sleeve cuffs and super feminine aesthetic. I’ve … Continue reading

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M7575 sewing pattern – free with Love Sewing magazine

I was recently invited to sew the M7575 pattern that came free in August’s Love Sewing magazine – and I loved it so much I made two! This is my second iteration sewn from a polyester bought years ago from The … Continue reading

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Sewing Weekender 2018

Woven labels courtesy of Sew Me Sunshine How often in life do you expect to meet a soul mate? Once, if you’re lucky? How about meeting a hundred soul mates over a weekend where all you have to do is … Continue reading

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Sewing With Sequins

Do you ever sew outside your comfort zone? I recently decided to take my own sewing experiences one step further by enrolling for a sequin embroidery workshop with the Royal School of Needlework, hosted at the Bath Fashion Museum. And … Continue reading

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