Sep

16

Helen Money, Shellac and a reversible metallic skirt

A few months ago my husband and I got to see Shellac and Helen Money playing at the Brudenell in Leeds. We had seen them play a few years earlier at the same venue and were excited about it – we hardly ever get babysitters so it was a big deal, and I am happy […]

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Oct

06

Shirt dresses

I’ve been decorating recently. I’ve turned my sewing room upside down and put it all back together again. It looks nice but I’m scared to touch anything as I’ll mess it up. So, to ease myself back into things, I’ve decided to update my poor neglected blog, with all the things I have made since… […]

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Apr

20

The Granville Shirt (& Bonds of Farsley)

Just over a month ago I made a shirt then neglected to blog about it because I had no photos of me wearing it. I still have no photos of me wearing it, but I am blogging about it anyway as I have so much other stuff I want to share with you and I […]

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Oct

01

The house on fire dress

  Last year, just before a last-minute holiday to Spain, I decided to do some last-minute sewing. And I had this dress pattern that I had fallen in love with, McCalls 6741. I liked the fabric they had used on the model and even though I never wear white (because I am quite pale) I […]

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Jan

07

One down

I did it! One resolution down and it’s still January. This here cushion was inspired by the film ‘A Clockwork Orange’. I spied a beautiful quilt on Alex’s bed and searched and searched for it but no one made them anymore. I thought I might as well make it myself. So the cushion initially came […]

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Dec

29

Resolutions

So. It’s that time of year, when we decide what we’d like to feel failures about, this time next year. And I don’t know about you, but I have some Big Plans (Big Potential Failures) in the pipeline. 1: I’d like to make something for Tim. He is probably my biggest fan, is the most […]

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Nov

17

The C Word

So Christmas came out of nowhere, as usual, and I’m once again wondering if I should make some of my gifts. Last year I made something for nearly everyone, which involved starting in August (seriously) and I’m not sure it was worth the effort. I mean, all the gifts were appreciated, sure, but I think […]

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Oct

12

In which I photograph something black badly, once again

I’m only going to make things in bright colours from now on. So. This is a jumper I knitted using Rowan Kidsilk Haze. It’s a nice yarn but does get a little hairy after a few washes (apparently you can take a razor to it but I’m a bit scared to do that). The pattern […]

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Oct

11

The hard to photograph LBD

I think it’s the fact that it’s black that makes it impossible, so you’re going to have to use your imagination. It’s black, it has a slash neck (sort of) and you can find the pattern here so do your best. It’s made out of jersey (from Fabworks again!) and was put together in an […]

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Oct

10

The very fantastic Issey Miyake coat

Quite excited about this one 🙂 I made a coat, following Issey Miyake’s Vogue pattern V1320. I have made coats before but was a bit nervous about this one, I think because it’s a ‘real’ winter coat, not like the other coats I have messed about with. The fabric is from Abakhan in North Wales. […]

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