Category Archives: sewing

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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#2017makenine

I tend to be a spontaneous blog writer. Snap some photos, hammer at the keyboard, slap the laptop shut, take my dog out for a walk – job done. But for some reason, I was struggling to encapsulate exactly what … Continue reading

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Laser Cut Faux Leather Shift Dress

Adventures with strange fabric continue. My latest make is a Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress in laser cut faux leather bought from Ditto Fabrics. It’s no longer in stock and I’ve struggled to find other online sources. Any suggestions? I’ve … Continue reading

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All I Want For Christmas Is A Glittery Cleo

When I said I was done with all things glitter and sequins, I was clearly lying to myself. This latest make is unashamedly inspired by the genius sequinned Cleo dungaree dress sewn by Kate of The Foldline. Sadly, I couldn’t find any … Continue reading

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Project Pouch For My Knitting

No way was I throwing out the scraps of gold faux leather (also available in silver and black) left over from my recent skirt project. This stuff is too good for the bin. So, I decided to sew myself a project bag … Continue reading

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Taking Care Of Your Sewing Self

Do you believe in natural remedies? I treated myself to this affordable bottle of Remedies To Roll for pulse points, in the hope of encouraging a studious nature at the desk and sewing machine. I love the scent and certainly my … Continue reading

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Gold Faux Leather V1247 Skirt

This is my new gold skirt, sewn using one metre of gold faux leather from Fabric Godmother and an adapted skirt pattern from V1247, a pattern I suspect has gone out of print as I can’t find linkable references. This … Continue reading

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