Moving house, buying buttons and a tweed jacket!

It has been a long time since my last post but a lot has happened! I guess the biggest thing has been moving house. This has meant the sewing stopped whilst all was boxed up but after a week of moving we are pretty much settled. I now have a better sewing space and I have already completed my first make in the new house….yep you guessed it….a pair of curtains.

The new sewing space

Although before we moved I started work on a coat/jacket for my sister-in-law who came down to visit. She wanted a tweed sports/hunting style fitted jacket, so off we went in search of fabric. We chose some nice green tweed with pink pattern and pink leatherette for the side panels! Yes I know it might sound weird but so far it’s looking good.

Using Buda 6875 for idea


Sis-in-law has the figure to carry the curved panel look and think she will look great walking around London in something a little different. 

I also managed to buy a large collection of patterns from eBay (15 in all) from the last 50 years. Need to have a good sort through but certainly some interesting looking styles. I picked up a large bag of vintage buttons (500+) with some gorgeous designs/styles. I also got a beautiful antique Tailors square which I have put to use on the new curtains.

Right that’s it for now. Still a few boxes to unpack then hit the sewing machine to finish up the jacket.

I promise I won’t leave it so long……Happy sewing!

8 thoughts on “Moving house, buying buttons and a tweed jacket!”

  1. Congratulations on the new home, it's funny how houses shrink when a new baby comes along! The jacket is fantastic, the colour scheme is outstanding and your pattern matching is sewing perfection, love, love, love it!

    1. Thanks Josie. Yes happy in new house and all doing well. Thank you for your kind comments on the jacket. I'm happy so far. Should be finished soon so keep your eyes peeled for the reveal.

  2. That is really pretty impressive work for that sewing machine. We found one at a yard sale and got her all fixed up and really make some really impressive things around the house. The best was finding this cool fabric and sewing it to the perfect height so that we can use it in the living room to keep the sun out.

    Jefferson @ T.J. Lamb Real Estate

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  4. The house that we fell in love with was also on the radar of five other couples. The problem we had was that we had no idea what they were bidding, and we didn't want to lose the house, so we put in a full price offer and told our realtor to tell the homeowner we would not need them to fix any issues if they arose from the inspection.

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