Tops · Vintage Look

Pastel Pink

  Every now and then, I get a small spark of an idea in my head and it miraculously becomes a reality. No, this doesn’t happen very often but seeing Halley’s comet is not a weekly event and sightings of the Loch Ness monster are very few and far between, right? But occasionally if you are… Continue reading Pastel Pink

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Short and Sweet

This week I have finally got around to sewing something from my stash.  Recently I have given into the temptations of buying beautiful fabrics and so needless to say I have accumulated several baskets of fabric waiting to be made up into something pretty.  My most recent make has been in my stash for about a year and… Continue reading Short and Sweet

Tops · Vintage Look

Never Judge a Top by it’s Cover!

I love a quick sewing fix, doesn’t everyone?  But this little top is even better as it only requires one metre of fabric!   I’ve had the Simplicity 6217 in my stash forever and  I don’t even know where it came from (probably one of those freebies in a sewing mag)  anyway, it had been left at the bottom… Continue reading Never Judge a Top by it’s Cover!

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A Bit of a Contrast

One of the perks of working in education is the holidays and as I had no real plans during the Easter break, I booked in for a few sewing classes with Becky Drinan for some much needed sewing and a good catch up!  (You can click here to view her amazing blog which has so many… Continue reading A Bit of a Contrast

Tops · Vintage Look

Oh, Orla!

I know what you’re thinking, ‘she hasn’t been on here for weeks and now there’s two blog posts in two days!’ Well, I have been sewing like mad but it has been so hard for me to get any reasonable photos due to the very grey weather here in Blighty!  But for now the rain has… Continue reading Oh, Orla!

Tops · Vintage Look

Something for Him…

I have been meaning to blog about this make for the last 5 months and I have finally managed it! My son asked me to make him a retro waistcoat ages ago and as he was 18 in April I thought this would be the perfect time to finally get on with it.   I scoured the… Continue reading Something for Him…

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Pleats and Buttons

This week my thoughts have turned to autumn, partly because it is time for summer holidays to end and it’s back to work and reality!  Although I have loved making quite a few summery garments over the past few months I needed to start thinking about smart work wear that will see me through the… Continue reading Pleats and Buttons