I finished making a top for myself which has been a long, drawn-out process. I bought the material about 3 years ago because it caught my eye. 392 more words
4 days, 22 hours ago
With this Jacket I won a Stitcher of the Year competition with Love Sewing magazine, Sept 2016 – My prize is a wonderful Janome 9300DX overlocker… 308 more words
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Yay, an official free download at last – thanks to a drop-in reader for commenting about it.
(click on the words “free download” to be taken to the South African Empisal downloads site and scroll down to the S4D).
1 month ago
Sewing Adventures In The Attick
This pattern White Russian, Capital Chic Patterns has become one of my Go-To patterns. I’ve already made a few versions of this and blogged about… 325 more words
My overlocker is an essential sewing tool. Having owned it for a few years and having sewn a few hundred garments on it I thought it might be time to replace the blade. 190 more words
1 month, 2 weeks ago
And I got a serger, a gift from mum and dad! I did a bit of familiarising faffing, and then bravely used it to adjust a bikini. 29 more words
1 month, 3 weeks ago
I’m going to front up. I make a LOT of silly mistakes when I’m sewing. Here are just a selection I’ve made in the last six months, and some tips on how to avoid making the same ones yourself. 411 more words