Category Archives: Sewing

Little Black Dress

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With my Uncles funeral coming up next week I decided that it was high time that I got myself a Little Black Dress. Something that can be dressed up for those occasions that need it, or dressed down a bit. Nikki, Philip and I are travelling straight up to Scotland after the funeral so having a multi function outfit is… Read more »

March Round up

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Its almost the end of April but I have only just got the motivation to do my March Round up this month was quite productive but probably not as productive as February was. Probably my biggest sewing achievement to date has been completed this month: I MADE JEANS!! I added to my Tshirt Collection: I completed a black leotard to… Read more »

March #WardrobeBuilder

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I have decided to follow along with The Petite Passions Wardrobe Builder Project. I had originally been planning to take part in Project #SewMyStyle but looking through it I find it a bit too prescriptive, they are listing one pattern each month and looking through them all I wasn’t taken by that many of them. Although #sewmystyle had discounts on… Read more »

My Style

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I am taking part in MIY March on Instagram and yesterdays prompt was style, which got me thinking about what my style is. Its always a good thing to know what your core style is when making clothes for yourself otherwise you end up spending time making something that never gets worn. My style has evolved over the years from… Read more »

A Dress Challenge: Jodi Bohra Part 1

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So as we mentioned in our Dress Challenge post we have agreed to design and make two outfits for our friend to wear to a wedding. The first one that we tackled was the Jodi Bohra. This outfit appears to go by many different names, depending I presume on the different origins and slight different variations of the outfit. The outfit… Read more »

Sewing Challenge: Petticoat

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So another on a list of things I volunteered to make for people… In some of our dance comps in the year there are Rock’n’Roll competitions and I volunteered to help a friend of mine out by making a skirt to match a leotard that she had bought. This post talks about what I have done so far to make… Read more »

A/W sewing plans – An Update

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Last year I wrote up some Autumn Winter Sewing Plans which I cant say that I got very far with! I did finish the neck line on my Aberdeen sweater but haven’t changed the cuffs yet. I now own the grey ponte for the Zephyr dress after winning £20 gift card from Tia Knight Jeans are still on my list!… Read more »