5 Sewing Tips for December

Last month I mentioned how handy it was to chalk the wrong side of your fabric when cutting, to easily identify the right and wrong sides. Well this month I rediscovered this photo, where I have gone a step further and nicked the corners to help identify the ‘top’ of a pile fabric: In this case it […]

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5 Sewing Tips for September

I’ve been participating in House of Pinhiero’s SewPhotoHop on Instagram this month, and one of the days focused on sewing tips.  As I searched my blog looking for something to put up I realised how many handy little one-liner tips are hidden within larger posts in my blog, never to be seen or heard of […]

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The Totally Unnecessary Cocktail Dress – Finished!

What started as a cute-dress-to-whip-up-quickly-on-a-whim-out-of-stash, turned into a time-consuming-extravaganza-of-couture-construction!  But it’s worth it don’t you think, just to have this in your wardrobe? Even if you have absolutely no proper occasion to wear it – lol! I’m really pleased with the outcome – no toile, a complex fitted bodice – and it fits perfectly!  (As […]

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Which type of zip do you prefer?

Now you’re going to check the title again and think I meant to say colour, but I did mean type of zip – I just couldn’t resist photographing this old zip swatch that I found rummaging through my zip box!  Something I could never understand is why they produced so many similar shades of orange, […]

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