Author Archives: SewingElle

Virtual Venice travel jacket: Closet Case Sienna Makers Jacket

I am so lucky that the only casualty to COVID-19 for me is garments I intended to make for a holiday. So far, that is, and long may it last. And for your family and friends too, dear readers. Keep … Continue reading

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Fruit tingles top: Vogue 8805

I went to my local fabric store for thread and came out with thread and fabric. The fabric is pretty cute. An oatmeal coloured marle cotton knit with rainbow freckles sprinkled throughout. Practically a neutral. While I should have just … Continue reading

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What not to do on Valentine’s Day, and Vogue 8921 to the rescue

I love Joy the Baker’s blog. She suggested a recipe that couples could cook together on Valentine’s Day. I thought yes, brilliant idea! Who wouldn’t want to prepare shrimp etouffee risotto (spicy Cajun stew with prawns and risotto) together and … Continue reading

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Cielo Top and a Burda pencil skirt: BurdaStyle 11/2019 #110

My new year’s resolution to sew my fabric collection (AKA stash) is still going strong. Formerly too-precious-to-use fabric continues to break out of my fabric collection and into my wardrobe. This gorgeous fabric comes from Mood in NYC and was … Continue reading

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Banana bread

I know, I know, why the big deal about banana bread? There are thousands of recipes out there. Well, that’s the reason. Thousands of them and I can’t remember which one of them was the one I used last time … Continue reading

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A sequinned Bella

Who buys rainbow reversible sequin fabric as a souvenir in Bordeaux? This one is a bit harder to explain than buying Japanese cotton in Spain! I knew Felicity would love it. I only just had enough to cut out a … Continue reading

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A skirt of Japanese cats: BurdaStyle 05/2019 #112

Who buys Japanese fabric on holiday in Spain? Who wouldn’t when it’s as irresistible as this! I mean. Look at that cheeky cat in the middle with the ball of wool. And the smiley yellow one. And the little black … Continue reading

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