Tag Archives: winter

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 is  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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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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Fun Sewing: Cleo Dungaree Dress

Does a 50 year-old woman need a teal blue dungaree dress? Did she sew one anyway? Course she did! And put all the pockets on the front … …and the tiny slit at the back, because she didn’t pay enough … Continue reading

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Little Christmas cakes in baked bean tins

I know. Its halfway through January and no-one. No. One. cares about Christmas cakes. But they were so cute. I just couldn’t not blog about them. This is almost entirely the work of He who Cooks. The sewing related contribution … Continue reading

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Is it Winter or is it Spring? BurdaStyle 01/2016 #115 and friends

It’s that changeable time of early Spring. One day is wonderfully sunny and legs and arms are barred. There’s a promise of summer in the air. The next day its back to grey skies and rain and 15°C as the … Continue reading

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