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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My First Bra (!)

You all know I mean the first bra that I’ve sewn, don’t ya? Of course you do – this is a sewing blog after all!* I can’t believe I haven’t delved in to bra making earlier. A long time ago I attempted a self-drafted bra, but soon gave up with the large list of items to source […]

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5 Sewing Tips for February

To mitre a corner, fold the hem allowances in like I have done on this sleeve pattern: The correct position of the mitre is now evident, running from outer corner to inner corner of the hem allowance. All you need to do is add a seam allowance to this seam and you are good to […]

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Pink Kimono Sleeve Top

After making my Boxy Crop Top with Kimono Gussets, I decided I needed another one! I made this pink one exactly the same, but shortened it slightly and widened the neck to a boat neckline (which probably should have been a bit wider in a perfect world). I popped this on after work to do […]

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