Sewing

Hollyburn skirt

I’ve had this skirt pattern in my stash for ages and, given my self-imposed rule for the Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe challenge where I have to use patterns not previously used, I found it and thought I’d give it a go. It’s the Hollyburn skirt from Sewaholic and it’s a really nice pattern. I used this rather […]

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pattern review

A jobbing sewist’s review of Vogue 8904

I have had a passing fancy for Vogue 8904 – an interesting “shingle” dress made up of layers of contrasting fabrics, and have, unusually for me, read reviews prior to making, which said things such as “really easy”; “made in an afternoon”, “I didn’t need to read the instructions”, and so on. You get the […]

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Sewing

Where it all began…

Like most people of my vintage, I started sewing very young, at my mother’s knee. I thought I would post a photo of this needle case, the first thing I made when I went to boarding school at 11. This means that it is 50 years old! Still looks ok, so I am quite pleased. I bet […]

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