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The Traveler Dress

Since starting this blog, I have rediscovered the joy of wearing dresses, I mean everyday, grab-n-go dresses, especially for hot summer weather. Even though we’re in the dog days of summer here in inland So Cal, I’ve started to turn my sewing thoughts to fall. 676 more words

Garment Sewing

To the Max

Just when you thought you’d have to wait ages for me to post something again, here I am…

*Happy grin*

When I saw this amazing border-print jersey, I knew I had to have it; the colours made my heart sing and, at £2 per metre for such a heavy, drapey, viscose number, it was an absolute steal. 477 more words


Fame and Glory!

This is just a mini post to express my excitement at having a blog post published by the Curvy Sewing Collective! WHOOP! This blog actually came about because I entered a competition to win a Myrtle dress pattern by Collette (didn’t win, drat) and Jenny of… 172 more words

DIY buttons!

Have you discovered self-cover buttons?  I have!

I couldn’t decide which buttons to use on my skirt, when I came across these in the shop. 104 more words


Mono Frock has a day at the races

A couple of Saturdays ago we had a day at Ripon races. We had been invited by VW Van Centre who were sponsoring a race, so best frocks were called for as we were being spoilt rotten in the hospitality suite and would also be helping choose the best turned out horse in the VW Race. 830 more words


The Dorchester- White Tree Fabrics

This is another blog courtesy of more beautiful fabric from WhiteTree Fabrics.

It is my favourite pattern: The Anna Dress -By Hand London which I keep sewing….. 280 more words



Good finishing touches take almost as long as making the jacket itself. In fact making this jacket was probably quicker than trying to figure out what it was in the first place… 448 more words

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