Monthly Archives: August 2015

Back to sewing skool – Ultimate trousers at Sew over it

  One of my resewlutions for this year is to make a pair of trousers. I’m completely clueless when it comes to sewing pants so I’ve signed up for this course at Sew Over It. It comes highly recommended by … Continue reading

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Made Up Initiative – my pledge

You are probably aware of this wonderful fundraising idea from Karen at Didyoumakethat and maybe taking part already. The challenge is to make something by September 10th in support of  the National Literacy Trust, a charity which aims to raise literacy levels in … Continue reading

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Riviera style exhibition

Last weekend I went to Riviera Style, an exhibition on swimwear and resort wear at the Fashion and Textile Museum. It’s one of my favourite museums and I go to nearly every exhibition. Although it’s a relatively small museum, it never gets too crowded and it’s the perfect size … Continue reading

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Unselfish sewing – GBSB tee and batwing top

I very rarely sew for other people and if I do it’s usually a baby gift. However my sister had a big birthday coming up so I decided to make something for her. She’s also the person who patiently takes blog … Continue reading

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FO: Mandy boat tee

I’ve not been in the mood for long projects lately so I’ve resorted to sewing with knits. I made this top using some dirt cheap cotton jersey I bought from the epic Cloth House sale a few months ago. Knits were … Continue reading

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The best costume museum in the world – Balenciaga Museoa

Ok, I might be overstating this somewhat, but I was completely blown away on a recent visit to the Cristóbal Balenciaga museum in Spain. I ended up spending 2.5 hours in there. The museum is in Getaria, Balenciaga’s home town. … Continue reading

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