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Patterns Patterns Patterns

I’ve been cleaning up my pattern shop with new photos over the weekend and reopened the one on Etsy too! Because I plan to start as I mean to go on, I should be releasing more patterns over the coming months, and each one will be discounted on Craftsy for the first week of release. […]

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The Difference Between Poplin Cotton And Lawn Cotton

Left: Poplin Cotton, Right: Lawn Cotton If you’re anything like me, you’ll often struggle to discern between poplin and lawn cotton. I believe people often buy poplin, believing it’s lawn cotton. But there are some distinct differences that can make all … Continue reading

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How to Make a Tutu: Newest One Minute Video

 Ok now really, is there anyone out there who can resist a cute little baby in a tutu? Check out my newest one minute eHow video for all of your little “squishies” out there. If you’d like to make a … Continue reading

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Euphemia Gertrude Thomas V9127

Happy weekend everyone. I’m laid in bed feeling sorry for myself as I write this. I have a cold with a painful cough and am distracting myself with blog reading and Web surfing! So I thought I’d write a post about the Dress Like Your Grandma challenge hosted by Tanya of blog Mrs Hughes than ran this […]

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The Embroidery Rules Have Been Rewritten

For years, I’ve been making embroidered gifts for two special men in my life. I don’t want to ‘throw anyone under the bus’ so let’s just call them – the boys. The boys are always grateful and charming when accepting these items from the work of my hands.  It’s a lovely moment. I’m touched by […] Read more…

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Brooklyn Tweed Bronwyn Pullover!

Hello, friends! Here I am, at the advent of spring, with a worsted-weight wool sweater, just in time to pack it away until October! What can I say? I’ve never been good at seasonally-appropriate crafting! 😀 The Details Pattern: Bronwyn, by Melissa Wehrle, for Brooklyn Tweed (here it is on Ravelry) Yarn: Shelter in Truffle […]

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Brooklyn Tweed Bronwyn Pullover!

Hello, friends! Here I am, at the advent of spring, with a worsted-weight wool sweater, just in time to pack it away until October! What can I say? I’ve never been good at seasonally-appropriate crafting! 😀 The Details Pattern: Bronwyn, by Melissa Wehrle, for Brooklyn Tweed (here it is on Ravelry) Yarn: Shelter in Truffle […]

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Dear Elliot

I did not know, my sweetness, what it would feel like to be a grandmother. I tried to imagine it, and I wasn’t able to, not the whole time that you were on your way. I knew I would love … Continue reading

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Sewing And The Brontes

Did any of you watch the recent dramatisation of the Brontes, To Walk Invisible? It was greatly reviewed and I adored glimpsing the Yorkshire moors and those cobbled streets on my small screen. I grew up reading the Brontes, worked … Continue reading

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AUFO

Or – to add another acronym to the lexicon of sewing terms – Abandoned Un-Finished Object. I’m giving you the punchline at the beginning here. You know when all of a sudden and out of the blue you need an item … Continue reading

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The Newest Trend: Tiny!!!

You guys! Have you seen the new tiny videos? They are so compelling, intriguing and just plain cool. I could watch them all day long! I mean seriously, how DO they cook on that teeny tiny little stove? And those teeny … Continue reading

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CSC Editor update!

Hi everyone, As you know, our community here and on Facebook is managed and moderated by the CSC editor group, and today I’ve got an update for you. We’re sad to say that after some most excellent times together, Gillian is leaving us – although I have absolutely no doubt we will still see lots more…

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Pocket time! Add pockets to the Cashmerette Turner Dress

We sewists have many advantages over poor Ready-to-Wear buying ladies, and surely one of the mightiest is: the pocket! Yep, pockets are scarce in women’s clothes in stores; I do not know why (a handbag industry conspiracy?!). But, you can add them into almost any garment when you sew. So it was only natural to {…Continue Reading}

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On the Outside

I have started and deleted this post about twenty times. Editing, deleting, re-writing, deleting, trying to say the right things about Elliot’s arrival, and what it was like. This time I’m just going to write straight through, and whatever happens, … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: Deer & Doe Goji Shorts

Hello everyone! My name is Tereza and I adore sewing. It is truly my sanity saver, since I recently had twin boys and am crazy busy. Living in Florida, my sewing focus is on natural fibers and styles that look great while chasing a five-year-old and changing the twins’ diapers. I’m an infrequent blogger at Sewing For…

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Sprout Patterns x Portside Duffel Bag

Hi, guys! I hope you are all well! Today I want to show you my cute new bag! Sprout Patterns approached me to see if I would try out their service and blog about the experience*. Sprout Patterns is an offshoot of Spoonflower, the site where you can choose custom designs uploaded by users or […]

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mute monday: kiss my backside

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What To Do With Fabric Scraps

Well, if you’re a dog owner – show some love. I used this tutorial and the iron on patch came from Stoff & Stil. I think we can agree this is the cutest sewing I’ve ever done. Nothing more you … Continue reading

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A Finish: Connecting 4

Sigh. I missed the Finish Along link up again because I’ve been busy at work (this is a good thing but it means I’ve been going to bed earlier), have been teaching and trying to get on top of housework and stuff at home. I also decided today after an incident on Friday where I […]

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He’s new here

Blog, please meet my grandson. We’d like to introduce Elliot Tupper, and he was born yesterday in the evening, two weeks ahead of schedule. He is 7lbs 3oz, and just about the most perfect human being I have ever seen, … Continue reading

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Pj party

Hey hey everyone. I’m writing this post on the way home from London. It was a gorgeous sunny weekend with good food and lovely people. Here’s a silly pic taken by Karen where I’m trying to keep my bun out of Roisin’s face UNSUCCESSFULLY! Tasha was visiting London so I headed down to hang out with […]

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Gingham Yuki Dress

I’ve sewn a second Yuki! (Where does that name come from?) This time in gingham cotton for the shell and black silk for the drawstring collar. Goyjus! The drawstring was much easier to turn in this finer silk, and it … Continue reading

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Fun with Symbols!

The built-in Symbol designs in Inspirations Perfect Embroidery Pro are tiny and intended to be used as border accents.  But you can do so much more with symbols.  Their small stature makes them perfect candidates for stitching fields of flowers, flocks of birds and schools of fish with just a few clicks. Open a new […] Read more…

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How to Turn a Crew Neck T-Shirt Into a V-Neck: A Fun One Minute Sewing Video

For those group shirts you get from school/company/race/sport etc. that come with a high crew neck that seems to choke you and you’d like to feel like you had a little more breathing room…. Many women also choose a V-neck … Continue reading

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Bomb

I’m back in the airport after almost exactly 34 hours at home, and they weren’t totally all at home, because I had a Bike Rally Steering Committee meeting last night – and I felt pretty noble for turning up for … Continue reading

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A Squid, A Pebble Or A Policeman

If I’m going to use my sewing blog to review wines for In Vino Veritas, there’s one inevitable question. Do you? Do you drink and sew? I do! Not all the time, but sometimes. If I’m chillin’ on a Saturday … Continue reading

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Whoosh

That’s the sound that the last week made. If you were anywhere near me you would have heard it, along with my desperate scribbling on to-do lists, as well as the gentle rustling of crumpled post-it notes scurrying in my … Continue reading

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not-so mute monday: the indulgent one

Someday I may go into the details about the fear, frustration, anger, joy, and settling of the past 20 months of my life but I’m still overwhelmed and just managing to stay in the games. Here’s a photo snippet set of 2017 so far instead. I’ve been in airports, yammered in Los Angeles and Chicago, […]

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Farewell to Parkas… Hello to Jackets

photo by Ebony Bizys from her blog Hello Sandwich. We love all things Japanese, and it’s about to be cherry blossom season! We can’t wait to see those blossoms pop! One of our favorite online stores, Miss Matatabi has a … Continue reading

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Sewing For My Curves: Morven

Heya Everyone!!! I’m Morven and I’m really happy to participate in the Sewing For My Curves series. You can see what I get up to sewing-wise on my Instagram @morvens_handmades and sometimes I even blog about my sewing explorations. Clockwise from top left: Anna dress with Enid sweater, Anna dress, Anna dress My Figure: I…

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