Stepping outside my comfort zone

There are lots of different ways to step outside your comfort zone when sewing. You could make a new type of garment: select a style you've never been confident in: even try a totally new fabric type. For me, I recently combined sewing something that I don't feel that confident in with a new(ish) fabric... Continue Reading →

March madness

So it seems that, yet again,I am starting a blog post by commenting on how long it is since I last blogged. Yep, it has been some time. I've been struggling to cope with homeschooling, working from home, elderly parents with deteriorating health... The list goes on, but I'm hardly the only one, so let's... Continue Reading →

Holiday pants

I don’t quite know what’s come over me recently. I’ve been sewing lots, but using almost exclusively plain fabrics. Patsy made an Instagram post on the same subject recently, which was the point at which I realised this strange shift away from patterns and prints. Part of the reason has been my adding more trousers... Continue Reading →

Ashton August!

I don't know about you, but I have been hunting for the "perfect" sleeveless top pattern for quite some time. "Perfect" is quite a tricky thing to define, but for me, there are a few boxes to be ticked: It should fit nicely around the neck and shoulders, without the requirement for a strapless bra... Continue Reading →

Ice cream trousers of dreams!

Hello there! I hope you're having a good Sunday, preferably with some better weather than we've got in Leeds right now.  I'm kind of hanging in there; I've felt awful this weekend, think I'm fighting an ear infection but I've just felt totally wiped out. However, I had a deadline to get some photos taken... Continue Reading →

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