Sewing Day–A Summer Dress

If you are not already aware, me and my best friend Gemma are making an effort to make time once a month to have a Sewing Day. On the first one we made a jacket which I blogged about here . As I prepare for my next Sewing Day with Gemma I finally got myself... Continue Reading →

Making a Suit–Take 2

This has been a long time in the making. Last year I was commissioned to make a suit for a friend – I blogged about this here.  As I liked the combination I knew I wanted to make a version for myself. The patterns I used are Manhattan Skirt by Capital Chic Patterns (one f... Continue Reading →

My Cherry Cord Dress

Up until I went to the Leeds Meet-up (SewUp North) this year I was doing fine in doing a Fabric Shopping Fast. It lasted from June to November. But then I could not help myself not to get this awesome Cherry cord.  You cannot blame me, I actually got the last 1.3m of the roll,... Continue Reading →

Making Another Skirt–Barkcloth Skirt

As soon as Sew Magasine, issue 86, landed in my post box (well more like - behind my front door floor) and seeing the little blue skirt on the cover, I told myself ‘I am making this!’, even though it means a gathered skirt at the waist. If you also fancy making it you can ... Continue Reading →

Making a suit on commission

At the beginning of the year, a friend asked me I’d do a suit for a work colleague. She was struggling to find something that would fit her well and was appropriate for her new job.  I was like, I don’t know, depends what is she after? And exposed a huge list of reasons why... Continue Reading →

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