Tag Archives: Simplicity 2591

MMJ30 – I Made It!

I made it! I made it to the end of June and managed to get photographed every single day with a random stranger – sometimes more than one random stranger! I don’t mind admitting, I’m staggered. Setting myself up for … Continue reading

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MMJ20 – Down With The Kids

Down to earth with a bump after yesterday’s shenanigans. Enough crazy dancing! And for the record, no I had not been sniffing the landlord’s apron, whatever some blog commentators tried to suggest. Naming no names. Tilly. Back to work after … Continue reading

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MMJ9 – The King Kong of Kings Cross

I’m actually at a loss for words. There’s nothing funny I can come up with that’s funnier than this photo. That smile on my face – do you know what it’s saying? ‘Just pretend this is normal because otherwise you … Continue reading

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Gertie Gingham & Fast Fits

You could almost mistake me for Gertie, non? Here I am in the skirt made from some stretch taffeta gingham bought in the summer sale from John Lewis. Along with the free skirt tutorial courtesy of Gertie, I reckon this … Continue reading

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Kamikaze Butterflies

So, the third attempt is when you get it right. Right? Mistake number one happened early on – at the cutting out. I really should have placed the pattern pieces so that the finished dress would have butterflies dancing up … Continue reading

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Lace Hem Tutorial

‘Where do you go to, my lovely?’ Ha, ha – Karen does whimsical. Here’s my second version of the Simplicity 2591 pattern, made with fabric bought from Walthamstow market at £1 a metre. Even as I was handing over my … Continue reading

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Simplicity 2591 goes for Afternoon Tea

Cake with your dress? What’s the point in making a lovely new dress if you can’t take it out for afternoon tea? With my family in town and Mum celebrating her birthday, it felt only right and proper that we … Continue reading

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Simplicity 2591

Well, that was an interesting experience. Take it from me. If you’re not going to bother with a muslin, use a fabric with a heavy print. You would not believe the number of sins my purple flowers are disguising. Things … Continue reading

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Hot In The City

‘Hot in the city, hot in the city tonight…’ Phewee! Today I snatched hours between work to sew. You remember the concept of work – it’s that thing we do to earn a living to pay for fabric, right? Anyway, … Continue reading

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Sewing Masterclass 1: Shopping

So, I’m sat at my desk. And I’m thinking, ‘Could I cycle to Rolls & Rems in my lunch hour?’ Rolls & Rems is a fabric shop in Holloway. I have the Simplicity 2591 pattern burning a hole in my … Continue reading

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