Tag Archives: sewing

Congratulations!

When I started this blog, I didn’t expect anyone to even find it, let alone read it.  Consequently, I noted today with some surprise that I now have 99 followers, who at some point have felt that they might want to read my … Continue reading

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Works in progress

I haven’t blogged about my works in progress recently but that doesn’t mean I’m idle. The drab dress that I started at the beginning of the year has stalled at the point of hemming the lining.  I think it’s because … Continue reading

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How not to sew a top

I finally found the pattern pieces for the Burda top in the jungle of lines – a blessing that there were only two.  I got the greaseproof paper out of the kitchen cupboard and started tracing. But you know that feeling … Continue reading

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Where do I begin?

I often browse the sewing blogs and Burda magazine regularly gets a mention so I bought this month’s issue, found a few things to make, and bought some fabric.  So far, so good. Then I opened up the pattern sheets.  Bewilderment! … Continue reading

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January’s learning is nearly done

Here’s a round-up of another busy week of learning. Jan 22nd: It’s important to keep a journal because memory is unreliable.  Today I was reading what I’d written last summer and it brought back memories of things I would otherwise … Continue reading

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Work in progress: drab dress

This week’s work in progress is the dress for work (except that at the moment I haven’t got a job).  The bodice is coming along well and I managed to set in the sleeves, which went all right but was more … Continue reading

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What I learnt last week

Here are the things I learnt last week. Jan 8th: Yoga is incredibly beneficial.  It’s relaxing, calming, energising and strengthening both physically and mentally.  Out of all the exercise I do, yoga should be given priority. Jan 9th: I went … Continue reading

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