Category Archives: dressmaking

TAKING STOCK AND ALABAMA CHANIN T SHIRT

This blog was primarily started to log my hand sewn wardrobe and other things I made along the way together with the odd bit about other parts of my life. I have to say that I have been a bit … Continue reading

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AND ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST!

  Year, that is. Although I have the firm philosophy that there is something good to be found in every day, I have to admit there were times last year when the search was hard. So in many ways I am … Continue reading

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NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW YOU DON’T

Sorry about that, saying I had resurfaced and then disappearing again that is! Just when you thought it safe to pop your head up it gets swamped again, but that’s life. I have been busy sewing, and knitting, but it … Continue reading

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DO YOU OVER SEW?

That is, do you do too much? I thought of this when hemming the legs of my DH’s trousers.  I had remembered some advice given by a couture tailor about not trying to ‘nail down’ your hems and seams. He … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Islander Motor City Jacket -CRAFTSY

   I chose this course and this pattern for several reasons. Not in any order – they are; [i] I really like Janet Pray’s Craftsy Classes. She shows you really practical and efficient ways of doing something you thought you were doing … Continue reading

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A FILLER

  I apologise for the radio silence. This has been due to two things; I have been very busy Craftsy-ing and have signed up for several more classes – drinking in all the help I can get, also for a … Continue reading

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S O ~ S L O W L Y – refitting Vogue 2615

I would like to pretend that I am taking things slowly with this remake/refit of Vogue 2615 because I am doing things properly and getting it right this time. The truth is I  am not quite sure yet just what … Continue reading

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