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. Manyย 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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Here Comes Trouble

Do you want to make your own here comes trouble T-shirt? Well you can – I’ve uploaded the logo, so all you need to do is gather your tools! Here’s what I used: A T-shirt, freezer paper, textile ink, sponge brush, a blade and cutting board, scissors, tape and a fine tip pencil. I found […]

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Following My Basic InstincT

Pattern Scissors Cloth Basic InstincT

I made this T-shirt a year ago, shortly after Sasha released her free Basic InstincT pattern. But it sat on a coathanger in my workroom for all that time without being worn. And there it hung, for one year, annoying me every time I walked in the room! Why so annoying? After all this was […]

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