Category Archives: sewing

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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How To Sew With Fringe & Giveaway

I met up with a couple of friends recently, and one of them wore a pair of really cool fringed trousers from & Other Stories. I wanted a pair and left my friends with a promise I’d make some. Here … Continue reading

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Waistcoat Wednesday

Well, in a few hours from now we’ll know one way or another. If England is through to the finals. Do you have your beer in the fridge and sewing machine wheeled in front of the telly? Whatever the outcome, … Continue reading

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Naked Sewing

Phewee! It’s a heat wave and no mistake. Right now, lifting a little finger involves breaking out in a profound sweat. I applaud anyone who’s managing to sew. Are you down to your underwear yet? I’m not above sewing in … Continue reading

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Farewell, Ernest Wright & Son

‘That’s modern technology for you,’ I overheard a man say, as I walked past the confetti in the gutter. I was on my way to the closing down sale of Ernest Wright & Son.

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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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