Spot the Difference :)

It’s official – I am a hoarder. I can’t throw anything out, not even remnants. If something can be made from it, it is stored away for future use. Even small pieces that could potentially make a bra cup. So now you can imagine the size of my fabric collection… There are disadvantages to this […]

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Whoops, I made Jeggings!

Pattern Scissors Cloth Ash Jeans

My black Levi’s Mile High Super Skinnies are such a well worn item in my wardrobe that I decided I could do with a second pair, so I tried out the Megan Nielsen Ash Jeans pattern (which is mid rise) and used a poly/viscose/elastane twill that I had on hand. The results were great but […]

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Amethyst Lace

Very happy with my latest lingerie set, which is made from some delicate ivory lace that I dyed amethyst. The intention was to dye a few elastics to match some silver grey lace, but when I saw the colour was not coming out as I intended, I decided to throw more materials into the pot […]

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My Top 15 Tips for Sewing Silk Chiffon

Pattern Scissors Cloth - My Top 15 Tips for Sewing Silk Chiffon

Silk chiffon, so lightweight and ethereal, there is no denying the beauty of this fabric. Nor the fact it can be difficult to sew. Many sewists avoid the challenge, but I firmly believe silk chiffon is too beautiful to put in the too-hard pile. With extra care and a few special techniques it can be successfully […]

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Sunny Stripes

You all know by now that I’m a fan of Sasha’s Basic InstincT pattern, and this time I’ve whizzed one up in a mustardy yellow stripe. When I saw this striped cotton in Spotlight recently I just had to buy it, and I don’t regret it one bit! I just love the sunny colour and […]

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