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My present from Vietnam

A Vietnamese silk blouse made with something of a 70’s vibe, although it was easier to sew than some of the stuff that I made in the 70s. 1,366 more words


new additions to the family!

there have been some good news within our family lately, both of them about new additions to the family.

before you get too excited, this baby t-shirt is NOT for my own baby (and no, i’m not having one, yet). 684 more words


Bonnies by the Bunch!

Hey there! How have you been? Getting withdrawal symptoms after the end of series 3 GBSB?! Sewing has forced it’s way up to the top of my to-do list this week –  a cheeky day off work spent on Goldhawk Road, the cutting out of my long-awaited… 296 more words


An evenings work

Because I found more of the small floral print, and a scrap of towelling in the shed, which I promptly washed and tidied up the freezer (which is my work space) I decided that I need to make more pads! 737 more words


A tidy-up, and a couple of things knocked off the To Do list!

Last weekend I tidied my sewing room! Woo-hoo! It was lovely to spend some time sorting through my fabric stash especially (wow, I have too much fabric, if there is such a thing!) and rediscovering some of the lovely bits and pieces I’d forgotten about! 332 more words


Colour blocked skirt

Following on from the colour blocked dress, I now have a colour blocked skirt – or this entry could be known as, how to make a simple skirt difficult! 315 more words


Balancing Creativity with Technique—the Serger: Some Tips Part 2

There are a million fun reasons why I love sewing: it’s creative and challenging at the same time, I get a huge satisfaction from making my own clothes, it gives me the opportunity to wear unique clothes that are not mass-produced, I can have design clothes for a more reasonable price, I can experiment with different fabrics and materials…What are some of the reasons that you love sewing? 422 more words