I’ve often picked up a copy of Burda Style Magazine in W H Smith’s and admired the “on trend” clothes. What always put me off was the thought of having to trace off the patterns from the centre pages…….that was until I saw the cover of September’s magazine. I loved this dress and I had… Continue reading Burdastyle 9/2016 105
Last year, I brought 3 metres of a bolt end of Moda fabric from my local quilting shop. It was just as I was getting into sewing and, in particular, sewing bags. At the time, I had a tendency to buy everything I saw that was on offer and thought that the fabric would make a great bag.… Continue reading Simplicity 1109
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So it’s a Bank Holiday here in the UK and the last day of my week long holiday from work. It’s been lovely, the weather has been (mostly) fantastic and I stuck to my vow of not spending the whole week cleaning and washing and decorating. I relaxed in the garden, played with my cats,… Continue reading Did somebody just say the C word??!!
For my second make, I decided to get ambitious! The Olivia dress by Cotton and Chalk and was another Simply Sewing Magazine freebie. Having started last week with a simple pattern, the Olivia is rated as 3 out of 5 for difficulty……I could feel my palms sweating already!! I had recently bought two and a… Continue reading THE OLIVIA DRESS by COTTON AND CHALK
With my first copy of Simply Sewing Magazine, I received a copy of their own design, the Betty Blouse. Betty is a beginners pattern and I’m a beginner so I couldn’t wait to have a go! I chose some lightweight cotton from my local shop, Truro Fabrics. I loved the paisley print and it was… Continue reading THE BETTY BLOUSE
I’ve been thinking about taking a break from making bags lately. I don’t have enough time to commit to building a big stock for my Etsy shop and customers at local fares don’t seem to want to pay the premium I charge for the quality of the Harris Tweed I use. Also, I kinda want… Continue reading AN ETHEL FOR AMERICA