The inside needs to be pretty

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Hi everyone, I am Simona and you’ll find me blogging at  Sewing Adventures in the Attick (yes, my sewing room is actually in the attic, well a nicely converted one). On my blog, I mostly ‘rant’ about the garments I make. I am really pleased to share with you my thoughts about the insides of my handmade […]

Ins and outs of a dress shirt

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I have been sewing for nearly two years now. It all started with the blinds in my study breaking:  I thought it would be interesting to make some curtains, and one thing led to another. Looking back, I was also encouraged by watching the Great British Sewing Bee – and seeing one or two men […]

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 […]