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Polka Dots and Pattern Trails

This is my sixth Coco dress, so I’ll keep it brief! The polka dot ponte is from Stone Fabrics. It’s fairly coarse in texture, I don’t think it’s my favourite ponte ever, but I’ll still wear this dress to death. The … Continue reading

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Hollyburn Skirt & Tiny Pocket Tank

Hello, sunny happy sewing people! What are you up to this weekend? Ella and I have been chasing the rays, ducking the thunder storms. Someone asked me recently why my dog features in so many photos. The ultimate accessory? No, … Continue reading

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Simplicity 2451 – The Denim Finale

How does a woman in her 40s wear baby pink? It’s all in the detail… This is my third iteration of the Simplicity 2451, and I promise to stop now! I used some denim with a pale pink accent in … Continue reading

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Pyjama Party Goes Live!

Are you ready? Three weeks from now we’re all (fingers crossed) going to have some pyjama bottoms to share. Excited? I am! To remind you, I’m hosting a sewalong around Sewaholic’s Tofino pants. I’ll be making version A, with the … Continue reading

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The Great British Sewing Bee Giveaway

Whenever I receive a new non-fiction book, I always turn straight to the back. Is there an index? For me, this is a basic check of publisher care and investment. If they scrimp on an index, warning bells start ringing. … Continue reading

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The Shirt Dress Cometh

Thanks so much for your suggestions on what to do with my vintage buttons and buckle. The overwhelming majority vote was for a shirt dress. I’ve been scouting about and I think I’ve settled on the McCalls 4769. It’s another … Continue reading

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Suitable Fabrics For The Pyjama Party

Woo-hoo! Sounds like you’re well up for a pyjama party. You bring the marshmallows, I’ll make the hot chocolate. I am very excited – can you tell? I thought I’d run through some of the suitable fabric options for making … Continue reading

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Spot The Subliminal Message

There’s a message hidden somewhere in this blog post. See if you can spot it… This morning I finished my second make for a friend – one of my bessie mates who is also off to Frankfurt Book Fair. I’d … Continue reading

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The Frankfurt Dress

Not Frankfurt, Kings Cross! Yay! The dress that I’ve been making for the past five months is finally finished and handed over to a new and happy owner. Back in May I offered to make a dress for my lovely … Continue reading

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Random Ramblings

I absolutely love this photo. We were all guffawing with laughter, as Dad struggled to see anything through the viewfinder. ‘Lift the camera!’ we screeched. ‘He’s going to take a photo of our shoes,’ my sister muttered to me. A … Continue reading

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