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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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How To Sew For Business Travel

Hello, hello! I am back from Bologna Book Fair and so happy to be reunited with my blog. Here I am on the first day of the fair, wearing my Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress. In fact, I wore … Continue reading

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Memories And Mementoes – What Are Yours?

Almost impossible to photograph culottes, don’t you find? But I love this outfit and wanted to share. This is another version of the B6178 culottes (currently on sale!) made in a black something from TMOS. I liked the fabric because … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day – What You Can Sew Do

Today is International Women’s Day, a great reason to celebrate female solidarity! Here’s a list of inspiration for you, plus thoughts on what you can do to support womankind.

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The Maker’s Atelier Boxy T-Shirt In Silk

The Boxy T-shirt from Maker’s Atelier magazine is drafted for stretch fabrics, but could you make it in a woven? With a little bit of tweaking, YES!

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Five Handmade Items For Keeping Warm

Ermagerd. The Beast From The East is giving us a right good kicking. It is glacial out there! Ella still refuses to wear her quilted coat on dog walks, but I have fallen back heavily on my handmades. The great … Continue reading

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