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Speckle Dyeing With It’s A Stitch Up Dye Kit

Speckle Dyeing With It’s A Stitch Up Dye Kit

This weekend brought the most exciting post I have had in a long while, and for a change it was something destined for me rather than the Eskimini. Inside the perfectly presented package were two skeins of Marshmallow Cloud yarn (a chunky weight baby alpaca […]

FO: Perfect Stripes Cardigan

FO: Perfect Stripes Cardigan

As charming as it is simple, the Striped Cardigan pattern from Debbie Bliss’s book The Ultimate Book Of Baby Knits is sure to become a little wardrobe staple for as long as baby remains small enough to enjoy its warmth and comfort. Knit in smooth […]

New Book: Great British Sewing Bee Fashion With Fabric

New Book: Great British Sewing Bee Fashion With Fabric

The third series of The Great British Sewing Bee is well under way, and the past few episodes have seen the participants pit their wits against different types of fabrics, from simple hard-wearing cottons, through structural costuming materials and onto the sometimes daunting world of […]

Craft-Splurge: The Stylish Dress Book

Craft-Splurge: The Stylish Dress Book

The internet can be a scary place. Alongside the more unsavoury areas of the web there are also the sites that will not set the safesearch filters twitching, but instead pose the more genteel threats of the desire to make, try to sometimes buy all […]

Finished 1930s Blouse

Finished 1930s Blouse

This ‘1930s Blouse’ is my first competed sewn garment, completed in a couple of afternoons. The pattern is from the book that accompanies the most recent series of The Great British Sewing Bee, which I treated myself to a couple of months ago. I thought […]

The Gingham Knicker Experience

The Gingham Knicker Experience

I decided a little while ago that I really wanted to try to make my own knickers. I first had the idea many moons ago when I was short of both money and underwear and Mr Awesome had a drawer full of t-shirts, many that he […]