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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The Fox, the Bear and the Bunny: Giveaway Winner

Hi, Thanks to all who entered this giveaway. The lucky winner (as picked by random number generator) is: Angela. Angela, please get in touch via my email address (found under the About section at the top of this blog), with your full name and postal address. You may even be able to whiz something up […]

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The Fox, the Bear and the Bunny:a Kids Clothing Sewing Book Giveaway

Hi Friends, I was contacted a little while ago by Natalie Martin, who is one of the authors of a new sewing book, The Fox, the Bear and the Bunny, and also (together with co-author Naomi Regan), one of the owners of British indepent children’s clothing brand, Olive and Vince.(Check out their etsy store for […]

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The Tunic Bible Giveaway Winner

Hey Everyone, Without further ado, the winner of The Tunic Bible, as selected by random number generator, is: Calypso. Congratulations Calypso, you have won this giveaway. Please get in touch by the end of Friday 14th October 2016 otherwise I am afraid that the winner will be drawn again. My contact details are under my […]

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Linton Tweed Meet Up: Cancelled

Hi All, Just a quick note to say I have had a few people contact me to say that they are not going to be able to make the Linton Tweed meet up, which was scheduled for September 17th, so I have decided to cancel it for now. Hope this is not going to inconvenience […]

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NYC Garment District Fabric Shopping Haul

Hey Peeps, Bit of a picture heavy post today sharing my fabric haul from the Garment District in New York. Where to start? Well, as a Brit who has never been fabric shopping in that particular part of the world before, I was concerned that it might be a little….overwhelming. But I needn’t have worried. […]

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Fabric shopping in NYC and a Linton Tweeds Meet Up

Hello Friends, Two things today: I am going to have a whole day to do some fabric shopping in NYC on our forthcoming trip to The States. I am thinking of heading to Paron Fabrics for 10:30am on Wednesday 20th July. From there I was thinking of Chic Fabric, but have just been informed that […]

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