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McCalls7576 – Not recommended. Sorry.

It’s not very often that I post failures. I’d like to think that I have an idea what will work and what won’t work. I subscribe to Sew¬†Today and eagerly … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

Oliver & S Playtime leggings

Many thanks to Janet at DIY Wardrobe for this recommendation. At the end of my post about the Geranium dress, I asked for recommendations for a leggings pattern that would … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

Geranium – Made by Rae

My little great niece has already outgrown the first set of clothes that I made for her from a ‘new born’ Butterick pattern. I am so aware that a lot … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Hacking V1549

There’s nothing like getting a brand new pattern and deciding to hack it first time out. This is a Sandra Betzina, Today’s Fit pattern. Every one of my measurement fell … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

A tale of two ……. very different garments!

Two very different garments, indeed! The only thing that they have in common is that they are made from the same fabric, and both are finished with rolled hems. I … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

A straw hat

I’ve been back to Inkberrow Design Centre in Redditch to make another hat! It’s a fun thing to do every so often. To be honest, I thought we would be … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The London fabric

I’ve been looking for some fabric suitable to re-cover my ironing board for some time, so was delighted to find ‘the London fabric’ whilst at the NEC in March. It … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · 2 Comments