Monthly Archives: January 2015

FO: From sofa throw to Simplicity 2451

I’m on a mission to tackle all the UFO’s in my sewing corner. 2014 was a productive year sewing wise but spending more time sewing has resulted in lots of half-finished projects cluttering up my sewing space. So one of … Continue reading

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FO: The three year scarf

What to do next after making a coat. Finish a scarf that’s been lying around for 3 years. One of my re-sewlutions is to finish UFOs which are cluttering up my sewing space. I unearthed this project whilst sorting out … Continue reading

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FO: Introducing the Gerard coat

After almost a month of toiling away I have a coat. Yes, that’s right, my first ever handmade coat. It’s a notched collar, interlined, bound buttonhole beauty and I absolutely love it. Warning, this is a wordy, picture heavy post … Continue reading

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Liebster award!

Earlier this year I was nominated for a Liebster award by Crafty Little Bugger and more recently by Sewcoordinated.  Thanks guys, I’ve been blogging for over a year now and it’s wonderful to get a bit of recognition for my … Continue reading

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Reflections on 2014 and goals

I had a productive sewing year with 18 makes. That’s 11 tops, 2 skirts, 1 jacket, 1 dress and 3 other items (a cushion, baby dress and hat). Phew! I think this was down to finally getting an overlocker and sewing knits … Continue reading

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Top 5 misses 2014

Following on from my hit parade yesterday, here’s a summary of makes that didn’t quite cut the mustard. No. 1 – Simplicity 2418 cowl neck top. I don’t have much polyester in my wardrobe and this top reminds me why. I … Continue reading

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Top 5 hits of 2014

It’s nice to reflect on the past year and celebrate our sewing triumphs. My top 5 makes of 2014 are – cue drum roll: No. 5 – Polka dot Plantain. It’s so cute and looks great with jeans or one of my … Continue reading

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