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My Ancient Toyota Sewing Machine

First things first, the winner of my The Button Box giveaway is Ciao Linda. Do read the 157 comments about buttons – there are some lovely stories there. Whilst my Bernina is being serviced, I have done what I swore … Continue reading

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National Button Day Giveaway

Well, that’s my Bernina, off to be serviced. See you in a week, little fella. A week. Gulp. Distractions, distractions, need distractions… How about a giveaway? Did you know that it’s National Button Day today? Yup, turns out that there’s … Continue reading

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What Does A Sewing Blogger Do When She Can’t Sew Or Blog?

This is quite the dilemma. What does a sewing blogger do when her sewing machine isn’t working? Those issues I had with my last make? Tiny stitches and fabric that doesn’t want to feed. I’m having the same issues with … Continue reading

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Sewing A Jersey Breton Stripe Top

I can’t claim that this Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top was the easiest make but I can claim to love it! Why so tricky, Karen? Well first, there were the one million pins needed for stripe matching.

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Top Five Tips For Sewing Meet Up Nerves

Over the years, I’ve been to a lot of sewing meet ups of all shapes and sizes… Whenever I meet someone new, they always tell me how nervous they are to join a bunch of sewing pals they’ve only previously … Continue reading

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Winter Culottes

Can you wear culottes in the winter? I think so. Pair wool and chiffon? Definitely! This is my third pair of B6178 worn with my chiffon Sew Over It Pussy Bow Blouse. The culottes are a dream to wear, sewn from … Continue reading

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Lost Your Sewing Nerve?

A blog reader (thanks, Jen!) recently made a fantastic suggestion for a post – how to push through when you lose your sewing nerve. A wobble can happen for all sorts of reasons: You take a break and lose your … Continue reading

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Happy Autumnal Sewing

Is there anything more delicious for autumn than a new Tilly And The Buttons Cleo dungaree dress sewn in jumbo cord? Answer: Yes! New woollen tights to match the top stitching. Buttons bought on a long-ago trip to Hay on … Continue reading

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Less Than The Sum

This is The Pleat Detail Dress from Maker’s Atelier, and I can’t help feeling that I’ve sewn myself not quite the most flattering dress! Which is an awful shame, because the pattern is super-lovely, so is the linen and so … Continue reading

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Moving On

Oof. One of those days where the moment you step out of the front door your hair goes to hell. Damn you, humidity! I’ve finally worked this dress out of my system. I think. This is my fifth Charlie Caftan, … Continue reading

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