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Lily's Flat Felled Seam a'thon...

It’s not and easy trick to learn, especially with a think denim… but it’s a great tool to use if you are teaching a child to sew straight. 43 more words

Workshop Projects

Style Inspiration: Chester Weinberg

The other day I was scrolling through instagram, which is one of my favourite pastimes if I have 10 minutes to kill, and I came across this sewing pattern (I’m sorry but I can’t remember whose feed it was on): 734 more words


1930s girls fashion on the Singer 99

I have named my 1937 Singer 99 “Snow White” (1) because I like the irony, being that it’s a pitch black machine and (2) because that was the year Walt Disney’s classic came out. 23 more words


Bebarfald Bluebird sewing machine... Sewing Efficiency

A few pages on attachments for Bebarfald Bluebird fans… Sewing Efficiency is actually useful for anyone interested in sewing machine attachments, the application is essentially the same… Let me warn you some of the seam binding techniques are not that easy (on my Singer at least). 125 more words


A Hooded Bed Jacket

As it is a new year, of course I must begin this post with a hearty Happy New Year exclamation to you all! I have been absent from writing for longer than I intended, indeed for the usual reasons that a change of routine in the holidays brings, and also for someĀ other reasons which I won’t go into here. 813 more words

Frocks & Fashion

Style 4890, butterflies, poincianas and a beautiful house

Just look at that poinciana. How beautiful? I love love love flowering trees, and from mid year till christmas, Darwin gets one flowering tree after another after another. 538 more words


A toile, saving me from impending doom!

I have been lusting over one of my vintage patterns for ages, visualising the end result and loving it.

It was time to get it underway when a niggling thought in the back of my mind stopped me. 529 more words

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