Making something your own, inside as well as out

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Hi there! I’m Becca and I can normally be found over at Red W Sews where I blog all about my dressmaking adventures (and disasters!) To me, the inside of garments can be a bit like the drummer in a band (bear with me).  If you’ve got a good drummer, you’re all set; if nothing […]

Inside a Chanel Inspired Jacket – Di Kendall

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I’d always wanted to make a Chanel inspired jacket, so when I found this Linton Tweed at an exceptionally good price I knew exactly what I was going to use it for. I already had the charmeuse lining from a sale when Janet Reger closed her local factory, I knew I’d find the perfect use […]

Guest Bloggers wanted – Insides Out feature

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Hello sewing world! Well this post is a little different as I am after your help. I am seeking Guest bloggers for an upcoming feature on the blog. Now there are lots of sewing bloggers out there but I thought this might be a nice way to get to know some of you who don’t […]


Bold striped Blazer

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So a while back (here) I mentioned this make. A very bold striped Blazer. I promised a post about it and was asked by Gillian and her team at the Sewcialists blog to write a guest post. Luckily the blazer was perfect for their ‘Stripes’ theme. So head on over and read the story behind […]


Do you add labels to your sewing?

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When do you decide it is time to add labels to your sewing projects? Do you add labels at all? I guess it very much depends on what you are making and what you are doing with what you make. As I have been making more and more commissioned pieces I felt the need to […]


Sew long 2017 – Welcome 2018

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Sew 2017 has all but come to an end and wow, another amazing sewing year it has been. I will admit that this year has seen me blog far less than I intended (and promised last year!) The trouble is that there are too many things to make and never enough time. This year has […]


Lets talk about Tracing Paper

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There comes a time in everyones sewing adventures when things get a little more complex, usually starting with the patterns you are using. As you become more proficient at sewing you will experiment more and probably one of the first things you will do is alter a commercial pattern. This might mean a simple size […]

Sew busy, no blogging just sewing!

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Wow where has the time gone? I have completely missed September and October! My last post was way back at the end of August, yes August! Well I’m back to make amends and to post about my latest sewing adventures. Sewing September So during August we moved house (actually, only next door!) and you know […]