Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hemlock

A few weeks ago I was powering through unfinished projects, following an incredibly inspiring post by Lladybird. After a lot of hand sewing hems, I got itchy feet and fancied a quick dirty project to give me some time with my sewing machine. I made a Hemlock. As you probably know, it’s a free pdf […]

A little giveaway

Hey folks. I’ve been particularly busy but I do have several new things to post about. All in good time. Meanwhile I’ve got a couple of sewing patterns and some buttons that I’d like to giveaway to you lovely sewing folk. There’s Style patterns 3952 and 3205 from the 1970s… Style 3952, from 1972, is […]

Style 2718

A dress for my holiday – using vintage pattern Style 2718. I’ve had this pattern for years, it used to be my auntie’s. She doesn’t remember what version she made, but I’ve made a few in my time. None of them have really been much cop until now. This one is made in Liberty Edenham […]

The Ubiquitous Victoria Blazer

So it turns out that By Hand London make an excellent sewing pattern. I was always interested in their Elisalex┬ádress (such a nice bodice) and particularly the Charlotte pencil skirt, but never dipped my toes into their pool. I’m a big fan of sewing jackets, so was very pleased when I saw Victoria, but hesitated […]

Steotched

At last, it is complete! I missed the stitchalong deadline, but I finally finished it a few weeks ago. Cross stitches are really hard to photograph well straight on. I am very happy with it though. It’s my first experience with french knots and backstitching, and the steotchalong was incredibly helpful, despite my tardiness. More […]