Category Archives: Sewing

TMS Independent pattern month – dresses

June is Independent Pattern Month over at the Monthly Stitch, with each week bringing a new challenge. For the 1st – 7th June the theme is dresses. I really wanted to make a BHL Flora for this challenge; I have … Continue reading

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TMS Sew Stretchy take 3

When I was in my early twenties (so over half my lifetime ago!) I had this dress I loved. It was loose and long, with a high waist and low hem, turquoise jersey with buttons down the back. It should’ve … Continue reading

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Double duty sewing double

The April challenge for the Monthly Stitch was Sewing Double. The idea was to revisit a pattern you’d already made – maybe change it up a bit – or make 2 versions of the same pattern. I did a bit … Continue reading

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TMS Miss Bossy patterns challenge – Dakota

For the Miss Bossy Patterns challenge you, dear readers, chose that I should make the Dakota dress from Finnish pattern company Named Clothing. So I did. It was a beautiful day for photographs. Sadly my photographer was too distracted by the … Continue reading

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TMS February Challenge – Smarty Pants

February at The Monthly Stitch is Smarty Pants month, so we’ve all been making garments with legs – shorts, leggings, trousers, jeans… you get the idea. My first choice of pattern was the Sewaholic Thurlow, but for various reasons I … Continue reading

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Sew Grateful projects day

Today is the Sew Grateful projects day, so I thought it would be the ideal opportunity to show a top I made with a beautiful Liberty tana lawn I won in a giveaway. Way back in October Louise at A … Continue reading

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Sew Grateful Week – reflections

Tuesday of Sew Grateful week is the day for reflection, on the role sewing has played in our lives, on those who have supported us and on the online community. As I am already a day late with this post, I’m … Continue reading

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