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Fabric Friday

I set aside some time today for clothesmaking but I’ve had a rush on orders in my Etsy shop this week so instead I had a different kind of sewing day, mixed in with a little printing. I had a new batch of knitting bags to make up as I’ve started listing them again in… Read more »

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Feelin’ Blousey

I’m looking for the perfect blouse and with so much choice it’s hard to narrow the search down.  Of course I’m talking about sewing the blouse, not buying one, as if you thought I meant anything else! I always start with Colette for obvious reasons, because the patterns are just too lovely.  I’ll start with… Read more »

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Ready, steady, go

A few days ago I posted about making use of some of the lovely Colette patterns and fabric I have in my stash, now I’m getting organised and serious, it’s time to start sewing.  The first two patterns I’m starting with are Beignet and Ceylon. Firstly Beignet, here is my fabric.  I’m going for a… Read more »

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All change

This week has meant a huge change for me, after 1.5 years I’m no longer working at Folksy.  This is an odd experience for me, I’m no stranger to work, I’ve been in work constantly since I was 16.  I LOVE working, I love the different mix of people, being part of a team and… Read more »

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Pattern-o-rama

I have what could be considered a fairly substantial collection of vintage sewing patterns.  I wouldn’t say I had a problem, or that I’m a hoarder by nature (although my yarn collection is fairly colossal) but these beauties are so easy to pick up. So how do you shop for the perfect vintage pattern? Tip… Read more »

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September is for sewing…

This month I’ve gone sewing mad – I’m starting two sewing patterns at once, one I have to sew, the other I just can’t wait to start.  Both are Colette patterns which as you know I absolutely adore but these are new ones for me; Eclair and Lady Grey.  I know I’ve blogged before about… Read more »

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Dress phase…

Summer isn’t here yet (in fact it’s really really cold) but I’m determined to not let that dampen my search for the perfect dress.  After I completed my Rooibos this week I’ve decided that I can’t wait any longer before making another dress so I’ve ordered the pattern for the Eclair dress. I’m hoping to… Read more »

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So many patterns, so little time…

I had an extremely productive morning today – I made the Rooibos dress!  I was so excited through the whole process, I just couldn’t wait to see the finished product. I also had that slightly apprehensive feeling about whether the bugger will fit or not!  No worries on that front though – it fits really… Read more »

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Bank holiday blues…

I had a sewing disaster today, let me say now that I hate rubbish sewing patterns!  I borrowed a book from a friend which has lots of lovely looking patterns in it, including the strappy top which I wanted to make but today I tried and it was a disaster.  Let’s forget for a second… Read more »