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Taking a break

I have not alluded to this too much on here, but I have been struggling with illness for a while now. It has become clear that I need to take some pressure off myself, and therefore I have decided to … Continue reading

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I need to talk about the Great British Sewing Bee

So the Great Britsh Sewing Bee is over for another year, and while I loved having some sewing on my TV every week, there are a few things that are starting to grate. Winners First of all, ‘they was robbed’. … Continue reading

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CSC swap: Bold and Beautiful book

Before Christmas I agreed to take part in the Curvy Sewing Collective holiday swap. I was partnered with the loverly Sharon. I sent her a copy of Simplicity 1277 and some pearl effect buttons from my stash. This is one … Continue reading

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Thoughts on McCalls wrap dresses

I had another blog post I was working on, but I was inspired to write something after reading this post on the McCalls blog . The post itself is interesting, but fairly innocuous, however it points you this pintrest board … Continue reading

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A tale of two irons

I have known I needed a new iron for a while now – my old one was inherited from my Grandma 7 or 8 years ago (with my sewing machine) and who knows how old it was before that. It … Continue reading

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My fabric swatch book

One of my new year resolutions was: “3. Learn more about fabrics – the more I read about dressmaking on blogs and in books the more I feel I need to know more about fabrics.” I have been working on … Continue reading

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Stripey-Flowery Tiramisu

When I made my dragon Tiramisu a few months ago I said I wanted to make the pattern again. I have said that a number of times about patterns, few of these promises of pattern repeats have come to pass … Continue reading

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