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Ok, so over the last few weeks I’ve been mulling over some ideas, and I’ve now decided to set myself a challenge.

1) To make a garment a month from now on, until I run out of ideas/budget/wardrobe space… 276 more words


S O ~ S L O W L Y - refitting Vogue 2615

I would like to pretend that I am taking things slowly with this remake/refit of Vogue 2615 because I am doing things properly and getting it right this time. 376 more words

Life A Work In Progress

Super mega epic.....FAIL!

Hello peeps!!

How ‘s things?

Today I’ve got a very special post. It is a story of failure, and as sad as I am, it is good to share these stories too for a number of reasons: 614 more words


All in a Weekend

After giving my brain a good workout recently with my first Vintage Pledge I was keen to give the grey matter a little ‘time off’ by stitching up a couple of tried and tested wardrobe staples over weekend.  439 more words


Crop top

So this project is slightly late (I started this nearly two weeks ago!), but I’m finding that as Uni gets closer and closer to finishing, and I have more and more deadlines, that squeezing in any sewing is getting a bit tricky. 549 more words


The Fairytale of New York


A month or so ago, my ‘New York Dreams’ fabric design was announced as the winner of By Hand London’s ‘Once Upon a Dream’ fabric competition which they ran following the launch of their custom and designer fabric printing service. 526 more words

The dressmaking bug

It seems the dressmaking bug I caught in January is still hanging around – and believe me that’s a good thing! Here’s my latest frock, based on a 1952 wiggle dress pattern… It took quite a bit of resizing the vintage pattern for my narrow back, but I got there in the end!