Posts about sewing

The Sewing Room at Refugee Support's centre in Cyprus

12 August 2019

This month we're raising money for Refugee Support, and I want to share with you one of the charity's most recent projects that is particularly close to my heart (and I'm sure yours too): the sewing room at their Dignity Centre Nicosia, Cyprus. Read more

One pattern, three garments, and a whole lot of lessons

11 July 2019

Last year, after realising that most of the items in my wardrobe weren’t working for me and my postpartum body, I embarked on a mission to fill in the gaps with me-made pieces. It was… Read more

FO: Ruffle blouse with jumbo polka dots

11 April 2019

It’s been a year since I started the process of decluttering and organising my sewing supplies, prompted by my friend Nadia Arbach’s excellent Declutter and Organise Your Sewing Space podcast (which has just started a… Read more

Sewing tiny clothes

8 March 2019

It’s been almost six months since I blogged about sewing projects. I feel like I have hardly had a moment to do any sewing, but counting them I have actually managed to churn out eight… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2018: Sewing Highlights

19 October 2018

The second half of my highlights from this year’s Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace covers the what is main focus of the show: Fabric crafts – fashion sewing, quilting, embroidery and related pursuits.… Read more

Sewing FO: Gathered abstract-print skirt

5 September 2018

My latest sewing FO has been one of those rare projects where I had a spark of an idea in my head and it all came together without a real plan. I dreamt of  a… Read more

Choosing a new sewing machine

3 September 2018

You may remember that I was having problems with my sewing machine, with snapped needles, bad tension and jamming. To cut a long story short, went on a voyage of sewing machine discovery, and welcomed the Janome Atelier 3 into my home a a few weeks ago. Read more

Sewing FO: Jersey toddler trousers

20 July 2018

One of the aims of my summer sewing push is to put my fabric stash to good use, and after finishing my in June, I had quite a bit of fabric left over. It’s such… Read more

Summer sewing part 2: The rub off

19 June 2018

On a high after the success of my last sewing project, I thought I’d try something more ambitious while being small enough to be achievable in my very limited sewing time. This top is a… Read more

Sewing FO: Summer top with front pleats

20 May 2018

Since making a wedding dress for my good friend Zöe back in 2010 (wow, that was a long time ago) I have done embarrassingly little sewing. This has nothing to do with the wedding dress… Read more

Handmade garments for the most special of days

9 December 2015

It’s a big responsibility making a garment for someone to wear on their wedding day, but I’ve been honoured to have made several make several, from a simple cardigan: …to a full-blown bespoke wedding dress in… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2015: Fabric and sewing highlights

12 October 2015

The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace is a quilter’s dream, but I can’t help but feel that contemporary dressmaking is a little under-represented. Never the less I did stumble upon some interesting fabric finds… Read more