Sewaholic Fraser Sweatshirt


Late last year Tasia sent me a couple of her Sewaholic patterns to review, the Fraser sweatshirt and the Dunbar top.  I made the sweatshirt immediately because I had the fabric in stock, and was waiting until I finished the Dunbar top to blog about it, but I haven’t even started it and time is passing! This top is […]

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Industry Insights – Creating a Collection

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This month my work has kind of overtaken my life, leaving no time for much else! Dinners have been rushed heat-and-eat affairs, marathon training has fizzled out, and as for reading sewing blogs – well, forget it! Now the big deadline has been and gone I have finally found time to blog – that’s far more […]

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Seventies Suede

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I’ve had this one metre piece of faux suede for about 15 years and always envisaged it as a skirt. There have been several original ideas I have had for it that never came to fruition, but in the end I just copied something – and I copied twice! First it was a Vogue image of Alexa Chung wearing […]

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Cropped Flares


Isn’t it funny how you change your ideas about a particular style? I’ve never been one for short trousers, preferring them to be super long and sweep the ground if anything, yet here I am lusting after all the variations of cropped trousers currently showing.  My first foray was a pair of black linen culottes […]

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Bell Sleeve Peacock Print Shift Dress


You guys might recognise this flamboyant purple peacock feather print – it is the one featured in the article I wrote a while ago on pattern placement – yes, I’ve finally cut it out and sewn it up into a 70’s style dress! Last year I made a black dress (oops – unblogged!) in a similar style, and […]

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