Onesies for muddy dogs

Tested by Flossie, my 2-year-old cockapoo, this coat is an absolute winner. Though lucky enough to have an outside shower, the daily task of washing Flossie all over was something … Continue reading

February 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Masks for Mind Mental Health

Not something I’d ever envisaged doing, but I’m spending a lot of time making masks for friends, family and neighbours. They have proved to be very popular so I thought … Continue reading

June 10, 2020 · 8 Comments

Making truly original pieces

A great weekend had by all at the residential course hosted by Jamie Malden of Colouricious, with Claire from In Stitches providing the sewing tuition. 25 ladies descended upon the … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Travel laptop case

I’ve an excuse to use my cosy laptop case as I’m going to be travelling for a couple of days. Pleased now that I made it a while ago. I … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Two happy beginners

Lindsay and James were two happy sewers when they each completed an envelope cushion at a Learn to Sew workshop on Friday. James had never sewn before and Lindsay had … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

1960s Dress – Sewing Bee pattern challenge Week 5

A lesson in precision. Not so much a case of “measure twice, cut once”, more a case of just measure, measure, and measure again! This is not a garment to … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chinese-inspired top – Sewing Bee Pattern Challenge – Week 4

This┬átop is based on the qipao, a traditional Chinese dress. It is an unusual asymmetric pattern with an invisible zip and frog fastenings. Ideally it would be made in a … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bra – Sewing Bee Pattern Challenge Week 3

This has certainly been the hardest challenge yet. Great admiration for all the contestants completing this under time pressure and under the eagle eyes of Esme and Patrick. Learn from … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Babygro – Sewing Bee Pattern Challenge Week 2

Making everything on the Sewing Bee Pattern Challenge to check out what would make a good workshop. Week 2 of the Sewing Bee and I’m excited to have made a … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chevron top – Sewing Bee Pattern Challenge Week 1

Week 1 of my ‘Sewing Bee Pattern Challenge’. Pleased with how this has turned out. I used a Merchant and Mills loose weave stripe linen. It certainly moved a lot … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment