Am I the Last One to Sew This Burda Top?!

During my top-making spree this summer I made this Burdastyle T-shirt, of which I must be the last one on earth to make judging by the amount I have seen made up online! I may never have made it if I hadn’t seen all those online versions though. It’s 103A Cropped T-Shirt from Burdastyle 03/2016 – […]

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5 Sewing Tips for May (even though it is now June!)

5 Sewing Tips is late this month because I’ve been on holiday! I was hoping to post before we left, but no such luck and it is now June. Better late than never as they say! If you are sewing a bias skirt or dress, pin it to a dress stand before you sew the side […]

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5 Sewing Tips for April

Have you ever sewn a long zip down the centre back of a dress, and it has turned out wavy? Say goodbye to this problem by applying fusetape to the stitching line first: The wavy appearance is caused by the fabric stretching as you sew (either because the fabric is stretchy, or the seam is a curved […]

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Goodbye Miss Supermatic

  Miss Supermatic, you break my heart, I loved you so much I even replaced a part. And after that you sewed like a star – I even managed to make my first bra! So why is it now that you will not start? Miss Supermatic, you taught me to sew, At the kitchen table with […]

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Blue Crop Top, and a Reader Question Answered

This top was finished hot on the heels of my pink cropped kimono sleeve top, but it has taken a little while to take photographs of it – finally here they are! I took the opportunity to use up some leftovers of a gorgeous lightweight cotton sateen that I used making this dress several years […]

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