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Follow My Friend "Crafting A Rainbow"!

My pal Gillian just moved to wordpress from Tumblr, a challenge unto itself. You should check her out here:

It’s rare that I suggest to my followers or readers that you do anything, but let me tell you why you should follow this awesome blog. 163 more words


Colette Myrtle - getting my sew-jo back

Hello Myrtle.

Soooo…after a couple of sewing fails I finally got my sew-jo back with the Colette Myrtle pattern. I had a disaster with a BHL Flora dress – I used a billowy rayon fabric that was horrible to cut, so much so that none of my pieces were the same and one of the back bodice pieces was 2 inches narrower than it should have been. 434 more words


WW1 song - Sister Susie Sews

For the last couple of months, since I have been reading blogs ( it’s become quite an addiction – I wake up at 3am and have a quick peek) I have been amazed at how quickly you sewistas whip something up for a specific occasion. 704 more words

Arundel Festival

Pintucks on Sorbetto

I really like the look of pleats and tucks so I decided to give the Sorbetto another go, modifying it by taking out about half of the pleat in front and using pintucks to take up the reminder of the pleat allowance. 69 more words


A Sorbetto and the start of the Arundel Festival

Today is the start of the Arundel Festival, an extravaganza of music, art, drama and some general silliness. I thought I would try and wear some of my recent makes to the festival for some location shots and then blog about them (my sewing is going well but the blogging less so – there are so many things I don’t know how to do!). 147 more words


Colette's Myrtle - woven

I have sewn three of Colette’s patterns, and am currently helping a friend with a fourth. I made the Sencha years ago in Russia, the Lady Grey in 2011, and now Myrtle. 331 more words

Colette Patterns

Oops! I did it again!

Is it wrong to love a pattern so much that you just want to make it over and over? I’ve just finished my third, yes third, … 537 more words