Goji has to go

Today’s make is a first for me. It had to happen sometime and this, it seems, is it; it’s a Deer and Doe pattern that I don’t love. I don’t even like it very much. I should. I like the line drawings. I like the topstitching details. I like the big patch pockets and the […]

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Floral Flora wedding guest outfit

Hi there! Today’s post is a quick break from my holiday makes because it’s time for this month’s Minerva Crafts Blogger Network make. My cousin’s daughter Victoria got married last week and I decided to make a special frock for the do using my Minerva allowance.  It needed to be special as, nearly 11 years […]

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Datura ftw 

This is the point at which we move from virtual blog silence to holiday sewing overload. Apologies in advance to those who like their blog updates in a regular, evenly spaced stream: I’m afraid I just don’t work like that! Today’s update from sunny (33 degrees) Cyprus is, after all, the perfect summer top.  You […]

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Sorting the sewing room

It’s been rather quiet on here of late. Since the madness of Sew Up North I’ve been inclined to sew rather than write and there’s also been other, “real world” stuff going on which I may or may not go into another time. But not today.  Today, I am on an aeroplane to Cyprus and, […]

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Trevi top

I don’t know about you, but it seems that every year now, I hit a stage of panic sewing around a month before my holidays.  It always, always creeps up on me, together with the realisation that I cannot possibly complete my mental holiday wardrobe anything like in time. This week so far, in a […]

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Summer means Carrie!

I don’t know about you, but there are certain patterns that I want to make as soon as the sun starts coming out. I’m all about the fickle flitting from one new shiny thing to another, but there’s a base layer of predictably under that. One of my favourite things to wear last summer were […]

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The Sewcialists are back!

Hi everyone!  Just a very quick post today to point you in the direction of The Sewcialists blog.  The blog’s been out of action for a while but it’s back now and running challenges again. The first challenge is next month and it’s Tribute month; make something inspired by another sewist online, be it a […]

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