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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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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