Category Archives: sewing and knitting

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

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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The Maker’s Atelier Magazine, Autumn/Winter 18

Meet my beloved velvet press board, scooped up for me from a car boot sale. I barely use it but love owning it. A bit like this brass tape measure, I bought myself from the same car boot sale (different … Continue reading

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Button Band Tip

I am currently sewing a blouse that asks you to attach a button band to a pre-hemmed front pattern piece. Above, you can see where the base of the button band meets the hem of the blouse front. Whenever you … Continue reading

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How To Commission A 1940s Wedding Dress

You know, I’d almost be tempted to get married, just to wear a wedding dress like Juliet’s. It’s definitely a dress, rather than a gown. And that’s what I love about this wedding outfit – it’s so grown up. If … Continue reading

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Sewing In A Dystopian Dust Bowl (And Other Words I Never Thought I’d Write)

Soooo. Summer. Shall we talk about it? HOLY MOLEY, WHAT THE HECK IS HAPPENING, DID MOTHER NATURE NOT GET THE MEMO, WE DON’T DO HEAT! Or as a friend wrote to me today, ‘I find sleeping at night with no … Continue reading

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Sew Yourself Kind

I’ve been mulling kindness lately. To me, this photo represents: Sewing gifts made to me Sewing gifts I have failed to make (baby quilt, I am looking at you!) Sewing gifts from me to me (the best kind?) Gifts yet … Continue reading

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