Monthly Archives: September 2013

Back catalogue – Lace Laurel top

I spent a mad weekend making this for the Colette Patterns Laurel competition back in the spring. I had intended to make no changes to the pattern and sew it with some lace in my stash. However, it was a … Continue reading

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Desai Fabrics

Last Saturday I popped into Desai Fabrics, a fabric shop in Childs Hill, North London. I read about it on another blog and had no idea it was there. I’ve been past on the bus countless times but it just … Continue reading

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Animal magic – baby gifts

This is my second pram quilt from the baby blanket instructions posted by Handmade Jane. Don’t you just love this fabric by Kokka, it’s so colourful and chirpy. The quilt takes no time at all to run up and makes a really lovely … Continue reading

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Back catalogue – Vogue 9668

I love tea dresses and chose this pattern for the cute sweetheart neckline, swishy skirt and retro vibe. I made view A and cut a toile in a size 14. I was quite new to sewing when I made this … Continue reading

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Karen Millen – The Atelier

This caught my eye while walking through Selfridges. At first I thought it was just a novel visual merchandising display from Karen Millen but on closer inspection it was something far more exciting. The concession is called Karen Millen – The … Continue reading

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Seeing spots

This summer I spent my holidays in the lovely South Devon market town of Totnes. The high street has lots of quaint little independent shops including a cat café and Stone Fabrics. Stone’s have an extensive range of dress fabrics … Continue reading

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FO – Lisette Portfolio top 2245

Should FO stand for Finally Over? I think the gestation period of this top (Lisette 2245) is well over a year due to a lot of procrastination on my part. It got put on the back burner as other more exciting … Continue reading

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