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Sometimes you just need a quick win

This week has been slow sewing wise. Actually, that’s not entirely true, the other day I had a mending blitz and replaced a broken strap clip on hubby’s favourite bag as well as replacing some stitching on a leather patch on the bag before it came off taking the other end of the strap with it. 647 more words

A foray into jersey

I have been procrastinating about sewing with stretch fabrics for some time now.

Yes, I have worked with stretch cotton; my pink top was a lovely success, but the fabric did not differ from cotton to work with. 466 more words


Zebras Crossing

Whoot, another make, another blog post!  I’m on a roll here…  This is the eighth incarnation of the Day to Night Drape Top made for the daughters.  336 more words

Commercial Patterns

Top 5 Hits - 2014 (or perhaps 4)

Before we even start this Top 5 blogging journey, I’d just like to say that I might not always blog ‘five’ things. It’s not that I can’t count, it’s just that I’d rather pick one thing, four things or maybe eight things or more… it’s just what feels right. 979 more words

Sewing Projects

Stashbust - Day to Night Drape Top

I am managing – just – to keep sewing through my stash.  The Maria Denmark Day to Night Drape Top doesn’t require much fabric so it’s perfect for using up bits!  251 more words

Commercial Patterns

New Dress

I made a thing! Ok, so I make things all the time, but I’m really pleased with this one. It’s so much nicer than it looks in the photos. 1,168 more words

Knit top saved! Maria Denmark Day to Night top in mustard gold

This is the top I was having so many problems with last week.  The fabric is a gorgeous sweater knit – mustard with gold slubby bits.   224 more words