Category Archives: Sewing

Fabric shopping in Madrid, another cocoon coat and another Bella

I’m sorry to report that the strawberry thief shirt has not been progressed since I posted last. I have two excuses. Excuse 1 I had a work trip to Salamanca in Spain. I didn’t take my sewing machine with me. … Continue reading

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Bella Dress #2 and #3

I knew I couldn’t stop at just one. Such a satisfying pattern! Bella Dress #2 isĀ  for me. I added an infinity scarf made from the leftover metrage, inspired by Lara from Thornberry. It’s a good way to get rid … Continue reading

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Vegetable jacket: BurdaStyle 11/2014 #110

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you might have noticed I have a weakness for IKEA fabrics. Dresses instead of curtains. Skirts instead of upholstery. That sort of thing. When faced with this Instead of thinking cushions … Continue reading

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The perfect dress for eating autumn food: Tessuti’s Bella

My first Tessuti pattern. I’m. In. Love. So swirly. So loose fitting through the waist (what waist?) Clever pockets. Technical details Pattern: Tessuti’s Bella Dress Size: XXS to XL ( bust 81 to 106 cm). I made a size M … Continue reading

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Me-Made Mothers Day dresses

A lunch time photo of me made Mother’s Day in May with my dear friend M and our lovely daughters in their mum made dresses. This has become our new tradition. This year is brought to you by patterns from … Continue reading

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Why I sew so much BurdaStyle

I received this Newlook pattern as a gift with Sew magazine bought in Heathrow Airport. Yes I am that person who buys sewing magazines to read on long haul flights. Fabulous I thought. A free pattern that’s looks so useful! … Continue reading

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Pink lace top with black trim: BurdaStyle 02/2013 #135

An easy top to sew with a Chanel like vibe. Not a lot more to say! The lovely pale pink lace fabric was a remnant from my dear friend M of Nonsuch Sewing. The pattern is BurdaStyle 02/2013 #135. I … Continue reading

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