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A Flame Called Hope

Welcome to my Sew Over It Lola Jacket, from their ebook Capsule Wardrobe: My City Break. This gilt brocade has been scooped up by loads of sewing bloggers, if my Instagram feed is anything to go by. You can see why. … Continue reading

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Really Beautiful, Or Really Useful

Buttons are my weakness. We all have one. Objects can be beautiful as well as useful, and buttons definitely fall into this category. Still. I’m not sure I’ll ever have a use for that single, clay, dog-shaped button. The more … Continue reading

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Did You Hygge That? Another Giveaway

Here are four fascinating facts for you: The Danish alphabet has three letters in it that the English alphabet doesn’t. Do you know what they are? You Google Danish Sewing Box at your peril. My new favourite local business is Blomst. … Continue reading

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Molly Top and Cleo Dress – A Cleolly? PLUS giveaway

Yes, I have made another Tilly and the Buttons Cleo dress, and if you look at this photo for long enough your eyes will turn fuzzy. Don’t you love 15th-century buildings? My fourth Cleo was sewn using purple pin cord from Saeed … Continue reading

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#2017makenine Survey Results

To date, I’ve had nearly 600 responses to my #2017makenine survey (thank you!). The most popular items are: Dress – 37.10% Jeans – 32.38% Top – 31.87% Trousers – 23.78% Knitwear – 23.27% Skirts – 18.72%

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As I Walked Out One Midwinter Morning…

It’s a little ironic that as someone who loves sewing clothes, I have spent the past four years, walking around three times a day, wearing this across my body… Disgusting, isn’t it? It’s my dog walking bag and despite its sorry state, I’ve … Continue reading

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#2017makenine

I tend to be a spontaneous blog writer. Snap some photos, hammer at the keyboard, slap the laptop shut, take my dog out for a walk – job done. But for some reason, I was struggling to encapsulate exactly what … Continue reading

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Laser Cut Faux Leather Shift Dress

Adventures with strange fabric continue. My latest make is a Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress in laser cut faux leather bought from Ditto Fabrics. It’s no longer in stock and I’ve struggled to find other online sources. Any suggestions? I’ve … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Creatives To Enjoy Festive London

I don’t stay in London every festive break, but when I do – oh, it’s blissful! The city empties out, you can get a seat on the tube, wander down the South Bank with room to swing your arms and … Continue reading

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Bad Making

If your making can’t be a little bit pants at this time of year, I don’t know when it can. Each year, I relish placing my homemade sourdough decorations on the tree. These decorations are as indestructible as cockroaches. Each … Continue reading

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