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Overlocked fleecy PJ trousers

Just checking in to say that I threaded my new overlocker (the Singer/Lidl one) from scratch. And I’m close to saying it was easy and stress-free! 219 more words


Chilly mornings just got cosier!

Well, for one small person anyway ;)

Big brother has been in need of a new dressing gown to keep him warm on chilly mornings. As in, he was still squeezing into one meant for a 1 year old… So ages ago we chose a lovely beach towel from IKEA (when it was in the sale, obviously ;) ) and I intended to turn it into a new ‘big boy’ dressing gown. 302 more words


Spoonflower are giving away a serger!!

Spoonflower serger giveaway link

There are terms and conditions…so do have a look before you sign up. And the deadline for entries is Thursday November 19th…. 31 more words


An Ode to Stripy Tops (or the Grainline Appreciation Post)

A while ago I realised that I had a wardrobe full of colourful handmade dresses, but nowhere near enough casual tops. I knew that I wanted to wear more handmade while off-duty too, so I’ve been on the look-out for good quality cotton jersey that would indulge my love of stripes. 445 more words


Is this the perfect tee for kids?

I think I have found the perfect tee for kids.  It’s the Rowan Tee pattern from Titchy Threads.

I love sewing in stretch but it’s only recently that I have felt I could truly do it well.   403 more words

Kids Clothes

A new toy and a new dress: Cashmerette's Appleton dress

I needed a smart dress snappy. An impending meal at a posh restaurant and a series of meetings and presentations in the next few weeks are showing up the gaps in my wardrobe. 521 more words


The top of many f*** ups

So I’m one of the lucky few in the UK who got their hands on one of the Singer overlockers from Lidl. Actually it was my mother-in-law who got it for me – at half 8 in the morning she got the 2nd last one! 391 more words