Tag Archives: Beyond Fabrics

The Most Begrudging Blog Giveaway You’re Ever Likely To See

After last week’s panic, the ten rows of wedding bunting are coming along quite nicely, as evidenced above. If you’re ever making anything in quantity, take my advice and just set up a factory line, going through each step in … Continue reading

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Headmistress Karen’s Bethnal Green Field Trip

Good students will get one of these Right, no dilly-dallying at the back! We’ve a lot to get through. First stop, Broadway Market by London Fields in Bethnal Green. I want you to hit the market stalls and take notes: … Continue reading

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G&T With Your Lavender Bird?

Cheep, cheep! Look what I made, guys. I haven’t decided what my lavender bird is called or even if it’s a ‘he’ or a ‘she’. I’m too bleary-eyed, having only got in at 1am from my first ever sewing group! … Continue reading

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Work-I-Mean-Yawn In Progress

Work In Progress – the Three Words of Death I wish I had a lovely finished object to share with you. After all, I’ve put the hours in. But I’m at one of those frustrating in-between stages. Oh, and things … Continue reading

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Slip Stitch Sensation

You may or may not recall my recent blog post about the Jenny skirt – and my shamed reveal of some fairly awful hand stitching. I sent out a plea for help and advice. Well, please allow me to introduce … Continue reading

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The Joy of Jenny

Ta da! Here I am wearing Burda’s Jenny skirt, teamed with – you guessed it – one of my four versions of the Simplicity 2599 blouse. How much do I love this skirt? A lot! I’m not alone. So Zo … Continue reading

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Vogue V8380

Look! A successful Finished Object: I made this dress last year, but towards the fag end of summer so I’ve never had chance to wear it – until today. In the south of Britain, we woke to glorious sunshine. Nary … Continue reading

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