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Sewing A Roman Blind

This is my first completed project for the #ginghamalong. Huzzah! Man, this roman blind nearly killed me. The sash window is a mammoth 130 cm wide and with a drop of 175 cm. That’s a heck of a lot of fabric to handle … Continue reading

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Ginghamalong Launch Giveaway Winners!

Okay, guys, the #ginghamalong has sure struck a chord. There’s a lot of people out there who love gingham and have been salivating over the Pinterest inspiration board. Are you one of them? Going to  join in the fun? But first, … Continue reading

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Ginghamalong + Giveaways

Ah, gingham. The stuff of school uniforms? NO! The stuff of dreams. Just check out my Pinterest Gingham Inspiration Board, if you don’t believe me. From that gorgeous Brigitte Bardot cinched in dress, to shorts, menswear, accessories … once you disappear … Continue reading

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Adding Pom Pom Trim To Trousers

Now, this is the beauty of owning a sewing machine. I saw, I desired, I sewed. Simple! A woman stood in front of me on a London escalator, wearing a pair of black trousers with pom poms at the trouser hem. … Continue reading

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Silk Giveaway Winner

The winner of the paramecia silk is Astrid Breel, who likes circles and the way that circle skirts spin round! Astrid, I’ll be in touch for a postal address. Do you know what the most popular shape was? By some … Continue reading

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Knitting The Rio Olympics

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the Olympics are in full swing! And what better way to celebrate than with a spot of knitting. Usain Bolt definitely agrees… Jessica’s so excited, she’s leaping hurdles. I don’t know who this … Continue reading

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No Patterns Needed Blog Tour AND Silk Giveaway

No Patterns Needed: DIY Couture from Simple Shapes is an exemplary piece of authorship and publishing. If I was a betting woman (and I am!) I’d lay money on this becoming an award-winning book. The level of care taken over … Continue reading

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Sewing A Kimono Dressing Gown

My recent stay in a hotel with communal bathrooms left me yearning for a summer kimono dressing gown that I needn’t be ashamed of. No more scuttling across the corridor, clutching a shower hat to my chest. Only billowing silk as a door was … Continue reading

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The Big Vintage Sewalong – B5880

This is my contribution to The Big Vintage Sewalong – the Butterick 5880. I’m sure by now you’ve heard of this initiative that has been running since March and ends in September. That’s a lot of sewing in support of … Continue reading

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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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