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Clothes To Keep You Cool

Despite what you might think, more clothes can keep you cool during a heatwave! On today – the hottest day in the UK year – I am wearing a long, viscose kimono over shorts and a silk Ogden cami. (You … Continue reading

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Hackney Palm House

There I was sat at my desk, Ella happily destroying the new office rug, when I said out loud, ‘I fancy writing a blog post!’ And here I am! This is my summer lockdown outfit. Shall we pause to consider … Continue reading

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Sewing A Top For Spring Trends

Let me tell you a secret. I’m one of those rare people who doesn’t pack away winter and summer wardrobes according to the seasons. I just don’t own that many clothes! But this top allowed me to understand that there … Continue reading

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Sewing A Dress In Lockdown

Can you snap out of a sewing slump during lockdown? Lately, I’ve only been sewing items for the home. I couldn’t get my head around sewing scrubs or masks. Equally, I felt no compunction to sew pretty dresses. But then, … Continue reading

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Embroider Yourself Calm

How are you staying calm in lockdown? If you’re struggling, I recommend a spot of embroidery. This is my first attempt at embroidery and I’m happy! I bought my kit from Jenny Blair and can’t recommend her kits enough, if … Continue reading

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A House Of Hackney Cushion Cover

If you’re anything like me, you need a badger in your life. Preferably, one holding a cocktail! I don’t know about you, but I simply can’t concentrate on complex sewing projects right now. Also, I have a big stash to … Continue reading

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Guest Feature – Ella’s 5 Lockdown Lessons

So, there I was, having a lovely snooze – I was chasing squirrels in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, it were right grand an’all – when blow me down, if I didn’t hear the strangest noise. It sounded all, like, … Continue reading

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A Quick & Easy Sewing Project

If you’re anything like me, home cooking has suddenly become a THING – even if it wasn’t before. With that, came a realisation that my oven glove wasn’t that great. But here I was, a Sewist who: wanted to sew … Continue reading

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Five Ways To Create In Lockdown

The world currently feels divided between those of us who relish our creativity and those of us who … just can’t get going. If the latter is you – or if you want to inspire a friend who might benefit … Continue reading

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Playing With MakeUp And Dresses

Let’s play with makeup and dresses, shall we? This outfit was sewn from wine-coloured double gauze bought from eBay, with a metallic gold dot. It’s super cute, wears and launders well – what’s not to like? Of course, because of … Continue reading

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