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Tracking Down Vintage Vogue Patterns

Did any of you see the recent stunning use of a vintage Vogue pattern by Riccardo on The Great British Sewing Bee? I loved this dress made from a set of charity shop curtains! The pattern is the Vogue Paris … Continue reading

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How Many Outfits Can You Make With One Piece Of Fabric?

Five years ago, I bought nine metres of silk in a sample sale. I’ve finally used it all up! Two metres were given away. The rest has been used on… A silk Myosotis dress My first silk Sew Over It … Continue reading

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The Caress Of Silk

Can anyone recommend a blogger-friendly point and shoot camera? I’ve been using the same one almost since I started blogging, and it’s dying on its feet. I’m not interested in an SLR – I find those impossible for taking photos … Continue reading

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The Little Book Of Sewing Party!

What are you doing on 11 April? Would you like to join Annie and I for a party to celebrate publication of The Little Book of Sewing? There shall be nibbles and fizz and plenty of copies of the book, … Continue reading

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Galentine’s Prize Winner!

The person randomly selected from the Happy Galentine’s Giveaway is Rebecca Matthews who nominated her mum to receive two metres of Oriental Koi Lena Crepe from The Sewcial Studio. Isn’t it lush? I’ll be in touch for a postal address, … Continue reading

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Writing The Little Book Of Sewing + FREE Guide!

My journey in writing The Little Book of Sewing began in a cafe, over a coffee. A friend suggested I write a book and introduced me to an editor. It was just before Christmas 2017. The meeting went well and I … Continue reading

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What Makes A Great Sewing Muse?

“Draw me like one of your French girls…” I tell you what, SewManju is going to get a shock when this pops up into her feed! Do you have a sewing muse? I have! Can you guess who it is… … Continue reading

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Happy Galentine’s Giveaway 2019

It’s my birthday and I’ll cry if I want to… Flipping heck, I’m 49. I’ll be 50 next year. (Me and maths, huh?) I should do a really big party next year. In the meantime, I thought we could celebrate … Continue reading

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The Little Book Of Sewing – First Glimpse

Hello, my friends! I have written a book, it’s super cute, it’s publishing on 4 April and it’s available to pre order here! Pre orders are really important to a book’s launch and they’re loved by Amazon, publishers and humble … Continue reading

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Sewing With Mermaid Sequins

Finally! Some successful sewing!! This is the Tilly and the Buttons Nora top, sewn with a mermaid sequin panel. Isn’t it lush? If you aren’t already aware, mermaid sequins allow you to change the colour of the sequin according to … Continue reading

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