The Morgan jeans from Closet Case

Have you ever tried on 20 pairs of jeans and realise not a single one fits you properly? I have. It’s one of the most depressing things ever!  I have proper thunder thighs which means any jeans I can pull up all the way will always be ginormous around my waist. It’s quite the conundrum.  […]

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My first coat!

I picked a really easy pattern for my first attempt at a coat. It’s this Simplicity 1284 60s replica pattern. I picked it for two reasons: 1. I really fancied a collarless coat and 2. This pattern required only 2 metres of fabric which meant it was perfect for this grey herringbone wool that I […]

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On adding thumbholes to your sweaters…

So I thought I’d get this post out sooner rather than later as I know there are a lot of you out there who are making sweaters at the moment and just in case someone might want to use this tutorial this month! I am a big fan of thumbholes in long sleeved sweaters. I remember as […]

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A reversible velvet slip dress!

Um, by reversible I don’t mind inside out but back to front! That makes sense, right? I love the slip dress look. It’s been around for a little while but I’d never actually gotten round to making one! I’d picked up one from H&M a couple of months back (it was on sale for the […]

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Measuring up for Project #sewmystyle

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all like the changes to the site so far. Please bear with me (and let me know) if there is anything amiss. It’s still in teething stages! I’m kicking off 2017 with a quick post on the first #sewmystyle project – the Toaster Sweater #2 from Sew House […]

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Highs and Lows of 2016 and New Year Resolutions

Wow this year went past in a blur! I started this blog just 9 months ago with the aim to share my makes, experiences and become involved in the online sewing community. I’m 41 blogged garments in and with every post, I’m always amazed at the response from all you wonderful people out there! (Yes […]

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Mini project 4: Felted pillows

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope everyone is feeling festive! Here’s my most recent mini project/ Xmas gift idea: felted cushion covers! Now I’m not felting an entire pillow – I’m not that crazy and frankly, that’s really not that “mini” of a project. I’m talking about decorating a ready made one! I saw a tutorial a […]

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