Category Archives: sewing

Can Giants Wear Giant Gingham?

I am nothing if not derivative. This entire outfit was inspired by The Foldline’s Sew The Summer Trends vlog that featured a place holder image of a giant gingham outfit. I mean, the gingham was giant. Not the outfit. Only … Continue reading

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Not A Princess? It Doesn’t Matter! You Are Awesome GIVEAWAY

When I heard about Wren and Rook’s number one bestselling book You Are Awesome from author Matthew Syed I couldn’t have been happier. I’m a big believer in the power of hard work and embracing failure. Hey, do you think I’d sew … Continue reading

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Do I Want An Overlocker?

Silly question, right? Choosing an overlocker (serger to our US friends) is possibly the second-biggest decision after investing in a sewing machine. If you don’t know what an overlocker is or does, a machine like the Janome 6234XL overlocker allows … Continue reading

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April Showers, May Flowers

Or so the saying goes. My home has been full of flowers over recent weeks; I love a cheap bunch of tulips or daffodils. Plus, it’s that time of year to start replanting the annuals. How this makes my heart … Continue reading

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Fabric Focus – Silk Jersey

This is my latest make – an Agnes top in silk jersey. Actually, not entirely in silk jersey – the back piece and neckline were cut from black French terry. I found the silk jersey beautiful to work with and … Continue reading

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The Village Haberdashery Sewing Socials

YOU COULD SEW IN A SPACE LIKE THIS Recently, I was lucky enough to be guest host at one of The Village Haberdashery‘s Sewing Social evenings. They run each Thursday night, 6.30-9pm. Each attendee pays £8 to access the studio … Continue reading

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Sew A One Hour Scuba Skirt – Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who watched my vlog interview with The Foldline and made a comment. It looks as though many of us feel the same way around sewing, and how natural fabrics can manage our internal radiators. If you have … Continue reading

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Changing Body Shapes – The Foldline Interview

Ooh, have you ever considered the hot topic (forgive the pun) of sewing and the menopause? I have! Kate of The Foldline visited Did You Make That Towers for a conversation on this subject. Ella joined in the fun, too. You … Continue reading

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Learning Is Good For You

Did you know that learning anything new is good for your brain? Cognitive ageing slows down, new connections are formed, the pleasure centre is stimulated, you become a better problem solver, and mental wellbeing is improved. Key to all this … Continue reading

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Tips For The Tilly And The Buttons Freya Sweater

I couldn’t resist. Couldn’t resist those ruffles, even though they took some time and care. Look how cute they are! This is the second item I’ve sewn from Tilly And The Button’s Stretch!. Such a sweet pattern. I used a … Continue reading

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