Petite knit novice sweater: diy hand knit alpaca blend top down sweater

I hope it is not too late to wish all my Readers Happy New Year! And my first finished project of the new year is actually a knitted garment! This is the Novice Sweater by Petite Knit, my second garment knitted using this brand of patterns (see here for first), and I am very happy […]

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Wool and the gang needed me cardigan: DIY pink mohair cardigan

Hi Everyone, In my previous post I mentioned that the sweater I shared was actually my second knit in the last 12 months. Today I am sharing my first ever knitted garment, which was knitted on straight needles. This is the Wool and the Gang Needed Me Cardigan, which I purchased as a birthday gift […]

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Petite knit louisiana sweater: diy grey alpaca wool sweater

Hey Everyone, Today I am excited to share my very first sweater knitted on circular needles. This is the Louisiana sweater, designed by Danish knitting designer, Mette, of PetiteKnit. Actually, prior to knitting this sweater, I did knit a cardigan on straight needles, and I will share that cardigan with you all in a few […]

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A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing: Winner of the Giveaway

Thanks to everyone that entered the giveaway. Sorry, but I had to exclude the last two entries because they came in after the 8 am GMT cut off. Nonetheless, and without further ado, the winner (as selected using a random number generator) is: Floating Light Makes. Congratulations! Please get in touch via the contact email […]

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Book Review and Giveaway: A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing

Hi Readers, Sarah Gunn (from Goodbye Valentino fame) and Julie Starr have authored a second, sewing related book. The first was, of course, The Tunic Bible (see here for details) and I was completely honoured when they asked if they could use some of my images of items I have sewn in their new book, […]

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2017 Year End Sewing Review

Hello Readers, Today I wanted to look back over my sewing from the last 12 months. It’s been another great year of productivity and making clothes that I enjoy wearing. This was the year that I went back to work after a 5 year hiatus and it doesn’t seem to have slowed me down too […]

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The Great British Sewing Bee Live: Tickets Giveaway Winners

Hey Everyone, Thanks to those who entered. Without further ado, here are the winners, as selected by random number generator: Faye Ward Hazel Camila Diane Hall Anne G Edit: Anne G cannot make it so Jane – you have been selected. Edit number two: sorry Jane and Faye – I did leave replies to your […]

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The Great British Sewing Bee Live: Tickets Giveaway

Hi Friends, This year marks the first year of The Great British Sewing Bee Live, which is going to run from 21 – 24 September 2017, at ExCel in London. I have been lucky enough to be offered 5 pairs of tickets to give away for either Thursday 21st September or Friday 22nd September. It […]

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Dressmaker of the Year Competition – please vote for me!

Dear Friends, I have some exciting news and a favour to ask of you. Remeber this coat I made for Kezia? I entered it into The Dressmaker of the Year Competition, and it has been shortlisted in two categories: the childrens wear category (which will be decided by the judges), and also in the Readers […]

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