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McCall's 6880 part 4

Even though the skirts aren’t attached to the bodice yet, and the back seam isn’t sewn either, I sewed the hem today. After a bit of practice on scrap fabric I rolled the hem on the satin layer of the skirt. 25 more words


Making Myself Rose's Idiot's Lantern Dress For the Final Time

At last, I’m making myself Rose Tyler’s pink dress from the Doctor Who episode The Idiot’s Lantern for the last time. Yippie! Right now my thumb has not improved enough to make myself comfortable to hand sew a lot. 476 more words

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Keepsake Pillows

Welcome my Sweet blogging friends! I hope that you all had an amazing weekend. I want to give a special thank you to all of you that stopped by A Joyful Cottage. 624 more words

French Nordic Design

Kim, Flamingos and a (Copy) Cat

Hello all,

I finished my Kim Sewalong a little bit behind schedule but still on time for my niece’s wedding on the 11th April.  She is having a very colourful wedding in Peckham and I thought this fabric would be perfect for a fun dress – here I must confess – the inspiration came from… 635 more words


This Shirt


Is seriously gorgeous.

Coming soon (in various cotton prints) to The Labour District and Freedom Clothing Collective!


Sewing: drawstring bags for Beads of Courage

Sewing updates, after my post on UK Scrapstores. Here’s what I’ve done with some of the fabric.

I started off by cutting out some bits from solid-colour samples and appliquéing them onto a white cotton background. 401 more words


Cute Clothpot Kits

I have been meaning to write a little something about these for a while now. I made these a couple of weeks ago after receiving the kits in the mail along with a few other fabric panels and a sample pack from… 133 more words