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Using Silk Organza Selvedge To Stabilise A Seam

I am hard at work on my B5880 dress. (Let’s not dwell on deadlines for the Big Vintage Sewalong, shall we?) I’m sewing with a viscose twill of most magnificent gorgeousness. I chose the fabric for its drape as well … Continue reading

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Seaside Vintage Colour Inspiration

I’ve been staying at the most incredible hotel on the Isle of Wight. If you’re looking for vintage colour inspiration, this is the place to come. (For many, many more photos, check out my Instagram account.) I did a certain … Continue reading

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Top 5 Activities When You’re Too Hot To Sew

Hand Stitch Espadrilles Espadrilles are the perfect project for engaging with your creativity when you don’t want to switch on a wall plug. No hot machines involved; all hand sewing, and the type of stitching that helps you channel your inner beach … Continue reading

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How To Sew A Pom Pom Cushion Cover

Have you noticed the recent pom pom craze? Want to be part of it without wearing a pom pom tiara? Then you need to sew a pom pom cushion cover. It’s really easy. YOU’LL NEED 120 minutes free time A … Continue reading

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Cutting Out Lining Fabric

Some of the best sewing lessons are learnt by experience. Even better sewing lessons are learnt when someone shares the benefit of their experience. So here’s a tip for cutting out lining fabric. I didn’t learn it from a book, … Continue reading

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Summer Sewing

It must be summer. Serena Williams has just won the Women’s Final at Wimbledon. (You can bet I shed several tears at her rendition of Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise.) I’m sewing whilst Ella rests on the cool parquet floor and I have … Continue reading

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The Tiger Who Knitted His Tea

I’m away for a week’s break, and obviously the packing of creative sustenance was a top priority! I switched up the steps on a current make so that I could work on the hand stitched hem whilst separated from my sewing … Continue reading

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Top 5 Makes Of All Time!

One of the great aspects of having sewn for several years, is that I get a real perspective on which projects have worked beyond my wildest dreams. Sewn items that I return to time and time again, that survive weekly cycles … Continue reading

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Tilly And The Buttons Bettine Dress

Finally! After my initial aborted attempt at this project, the Tilly and the Buttons Bettine dress proves itself to be a winner. Don’t just take it from me – ask the several colleagues who commented on this outfit today. And it’s … Continue reading

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Binned

The Binned Fabric situation gets worse. There I was, merrily sewing my Bettine dress, in a a needlecord that I really loved. I turned to my back skirt piece and realised with growing horror that I hadn’t actually cut it … Continue reading

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