A Failed Skirt

I thought I might as well write this post because it’ll make me laugh when I read it back, and hopefully my catastrophic lack of planning will amuse you too. If you read my post ‘The Importance of Sewing‘, you might remember me saying that I was going to give a skirt that I got…

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The Megan Dress and Review

Love At First Stitch by Tilly Walnes  of ‘Tilly and the Buttons’ is legendary in the world of sewing. The book was a very lovely gift from my aunt, and really the only thing on my list that I was really hoping I got – I think the hinting ( if it can even be called…

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The Funkiest Fabric Around

As you’ll be able to see, I have managed to complete one of my New Years resolutions from my last post – getting my own domain name! A few lovely people have followed me already, and are most likely quite confused as to how I’m getting so many posts out after only being here for…

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Rosa Shirt and Workshop

I’ve sewn my first (successful) shirt – yaaaay!! All thanks to the Tilly and the Buttons Sew your Own Shirt or Shirt Dress (hyperlinked) online class. The workshop was even more clearly explained than the pattern instructions, which we all know have a reputation for being fabulous, The modules had videos and written instructions, which made it easy…

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The Hollyburn Skirt

I decided to order the Hollyburn Skirt because of (surprise surprise) Inside Number 23’s Hollyburn Sewalong. I didn’t actually intend for it to be part of the sewalong, and in the end I finished it the day after the FO thread closed, but I started to make it mid-week in between one of my other makes…

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Just Blouse-ing

The past couple of weeks, I’ve been attempting (attempting definitely being the operative word) to sew my first blouse – my first sleeve, collar and button-sewing experience with no one around that knows how to sew to help, so I think I may have been a little over ambitious for the third thing I’ve ever…

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Balancing Act

Since we’ve gone back to school, I’ve had a great amount of difficulty in persuading myself to put down my needles, or turn off the sewing machine and actually get on with work. I’m reasonably okay at getting in from school and getting on with homework straight after dinner (I have a little rest first),…

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When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Sewing

I like to think that I’m good at not letting my physical health affect my mental health; most days, that’s exactly how it goes, but everyone has bad days. Starting school has meant that my pain is a bit worse, my fatigue is a bit worse, and social anxiety is yet again, a very irritating…

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