I’ve really enjoyed reading all of the blog reviews of 2012, and everyone’s plans for 2013. I subscribe mostly to sewing blogs, so this is what I have mostly been looking through – completed items and planned items for the coming year. Well, I am too new to sewing and to blogging to do … Continue reading →
Yay – just when you thought this time of year couldn’t be any better with Christmas on the way and everyone so excited – Craftsy announce a SALE so you can treat yourself and any other crafty person you know. (You might notice that during this time the banners on … Continue reading →
I had an email to tell me that the new Spring 2013 patterns were now on the site for Simplicity. I was keen to take a look because I’ve recently bought a lot of patterns from Simplicity that I liked and I was sure (worried !) that I would find … Continue reading →
[Note – this post has been edited to remove all of the photos, as Google told me I am not allowed to use copyrighted material and these pattern photos belong to McCalls. Sorry Google. So the post is still here, but the photos are removed. Somehow, it’s just not so … Continue reading →
This was such a quick and easy pattern – I recommend Vogue 8724 for all new sewists. What I liked about this pattern and the finished dress: Custom fit – different pieces for different cup sizes. I used a B cup. Princess seams in back for great shaping and easy … Continue reading →
I’ve been making a new skirt. It’s in a lovely slinky-drapey navy fabric, but it’s not finished yet because it needs a zipper and I’ve been struggling to insert one without a proper zipper foot – so all zipper projects are still on hold. But it’s all cut out and … Continue reading →
Just a quick post to let you know about a great sewing giveaway. Tilly and the Buttons is hosting a fab set of items all to go to a single winner – could it be you? Hop on over to the blog to take part and see if this could … Continue reading →
I’ve been following the Pants Fitting Techniques course with Craftsy. As a new sewer, I have a lot of trouble with fit and pants must be the ultimate fitting problem – hence the course. Here are my first two attempts: Pants Fitting 1 and Pants Fitting 2 … Continue reading →
Having made my first test piece for these trousers, I had a better idea of what alterations I needed to make to my pattern pieces. I re-watched the videos from the Pants Fitting Course on Craftsy, and got to work with my pens and waxed paper. I made a lot … Continue reading →
I recently enrolled in a course with Craftsy. Pant Fitting Techniques – how to get a good fit on trousers that you make from a supplied Vogue pattern. It was a new course so there weren’t many reviews to go on, and no finished student projects, but pattern fitting is … Continue reading →
You may have noticed from my writings that I am British. Or maybe you didn’t. I was born in the UK and lived there living a ‘normal’ life for many years. Until my husband and I decided to get away from it all and lead the lives we should have … Continue reading →
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