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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Custom Woven Clothing Labels from Dutch Label Shop

Hey Friends, Some time ago I was contacted by a representative from an American company called Dutch Label Shop asking if I wanted to try some of their custom woven clothing labels. This company specialises in manufacturing high-quality, customised woven labels in quantities as small as 30, which makes it a cost effect solution for […]

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Nominette Custom Logo Clothing Label (and some other little sewing bits)

Hi Friends, A few weeks ago a Belgium based company (that I confess I had never heard of) called Nominette got in touch with me to ask if I would be interested in reviewing some custom logo clothing labels and publishing my findings/ finished labels on my blog. I said ok. So right away I […]

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A Tour of My Sewing Space

Hello Friends, I don’t know about you, but I find it fascinating looking at other people’s sewing rooms/ spaces/ studios. I think you always get lots of ideas for things to try out, plus…well, who doesn’t like snooping around other people’s houses? 🙂 When I first started sewing I was, like many of you, on […]

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