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Top 5 Best Fabrics For Hot Weather

Anyone out there sweltering? Me, too! Here’s a quick run down of the fabrics I love to sew for summer. Needless to say, they’re all natural. Silk The above Deep V Tunic top from DIY Couture’s No Patterns Needed book … Continue reading

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Sew Over It Molly Dress A Deux

I’m slightly freaking myself out! Double trouble, and no mistake. But if you want an excuse to buy four metres of fabric instead of two, keep reading… I’ve made two more Molly dresses from My Capsule Wardrobe: City Break, using … Continue reading

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Ginghamalong + Giveaways

Ah, gingham. The stuff of school uniforms? NO! The stuff of dreams. Just check out my Pinterest Gingham Inspiration Board, if you don’t believe me. From that gorgeous Brigitte Bardot cinched in dress, to shorts, menswear, accessories … once you disappear … Continue reading

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Colette Patterns Negroni Shirt

I’ve never sewn menswear before. It was time to put this omission right. I ordered a copy of the Colette Patterns Negroni shirt, three metres of indigo Carolina gingham from The Village Haberdashery, and perfectly matching buttons from here. It’s years since I’ve sewn … Continue reading

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Sewing With Italian Polyester Chiffon – Gelato Required

Lovely Annie of The Village Haberdashery said she had a couple of metres of neon chiffon to spare. Could I make something with it? You betcha! Could I photograph it to accurately reflect the colours? Maybe. The ice-cream photo is … Continue reading

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Simplicity 1941 In Chambray

Does anyone remember The Dress That Just Wasn’t That Into Me? Some readers were kind to me in the face of adversity, but there was no denying – I’d created a sack and wasted some lovely dot chambray, bought from … Continue reading

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The Dress Just Isn’t That Into You

This dress was sooo difficult to photograph, which suggests it’s just not that into me. Possibly not my most flattering make. Will that stop me from wearing it? No way! It’s breathable and comfortable, and in summer heat that’s exactly what I … Continue reading

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Comfortable Coco

When I’m travelling, I like to be comfortable – enter my fourth Coco! This is made from some organic cotton raspberry interlock  from The Village Haberdashery. It comes in several colourways and is ever so soft to the touch. In fact, … 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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25% off Classes at The Village Haberdashery

Just a reminder that next Monday I start teaching a second set of classes on The Hollyburn Skirt, details here. This time, I’ve put together a little 7-page e-book to help students prepare for the class. It identifies regular zippers … Continue reading

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