Tag Archives: craftsy

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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Sewing With Neon Orange Chiffon

Sewing this pussy bow blouse made me feel like the undervalued boyfriend of a spoilt princess. Shall I hand stitch your hem, darling? I know how delicate you are. Yawn. Sure. Hey, pass me my Selfie Stick. I haven’t posted … Continue reading

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Learn To Tailor – Some Resources

A few people asked me for learning resources for beginner tailoring after I posted about my Burda jacket. So, here’s a run down of what I’ve gathered over the past few years – in no particular order, and with no … Continue reading

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The Gentle Art of Doing Nothing

I struggle with this, do you? Our family spent Christmas in a remote rural location, far from distractions – so it’s a good job I took my knitting, because otherwise I might have gone crazy within 30 minutes of arrival. … Continue reading

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A Faithful Sewing Companion

My sewing life is mainly made up of hand basting right now. Though, good news, people – machine sewing is on the horizon! I’ve re-engaged with my Vogue 8648, courtesy of the Susan Khalje Couture Dress course and fabric gifted … Continue reading

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Mapping My Mood – Part Two

As I asked in a recent blog post, can one learn patience? Well, if you’ve been waiting for updates on my travails with the Craftsy Couture Dress course with Susan Khalje the answer is a resounding – yes! I’m so … Continue reading

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Mapping My Mood – Part One

Back in March, I travelled from London to New York and was lucky enough to hit Mood Fabrics not once, but twice. On my first visit, I spotted some plaid and glitter polka dot wool that I fell in love … Continue reading

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Where Do You Stand On Stretch?

I’m making a (pink!) toile of my next make, using careful thread tracing and everything. The above is a photo of the midriff sections pinned together at the thread traced seam lines, waiting to be sewn together. It’s a long … Continue reading

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