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Black pants with zip pocket

I’ve made Mark a number of new trousers lately and he asked for some with a zipped pocket to make things more secure when we’re travelling. 216 more words


My master craftsman of tailoring class: day 2


the next day we kept working on our drawings.

next we drew our drawings on transparent paper with a pencil, turned the paper around and retraced the lines so we copied the lines onto another paper.  131 more words


4070 lining 3

After sewing the bodice lining I inserted the boning.

Next I sewed the bodice and skirt together.

If my camera battery hand’t died I would have taken a picture of the elastic, (compleate with hooks from and old bra sewn to the ends) And of course basting it to the bodice of the lining. 32 more words


Flamingo Archer - finished!

The 21-year-old version of myself would have hated this shirt.  It’s very PINK.  I distinctly remember going through a phase in college where I hated pink and refused to wear it no matter how small the dose.   971 more words


Just checking in...

Eeek! It’s been so long since I posted on here I’m almost embarrassed to show my face! The last time I posted it was about the end of the Commonwealth Games and now Scotland might be a WHOLE OTHER COUNTRY (seriously Scotland, you’re great, your Edinburgh rock is delicious and I know an ex-pat Scot who’d be devastated if they slapped import duty on Irn Bru, so do the right thing and stay in the Union today). 362 more words


A Quilted Delight

I quite often see things on Pinterest, which I love and would love to make, but they would not have a purpose.  Sometimes I pin them anyway, hoping that an event or occasion will come up and I can get my craft on! 387 more words


May Martin's Sewing Bible - Review

Last week HarperCollins Publishers sent me a copy of May Martin’s Sewing Bible to review.  May Martin, judge on BBC2’s The Great British Sewing Bee… 790 more words