A new year and time for more sewing fun.

Happy New Year to all my readers! So here we are, starting the new year and a new decade. I thought I would start the year as I mean to go on and actually write a blog post! Last year my posts were seriously lacking but I told you why in this post.

Blogging and New Patterns

Well, I will be posting more regularly and will be creating more sewing content for you all. So what will I be doing this year? Apart from blogging more about my sewing makes I am working on a few new patterns. The Clovelly cap pattern has been really popular and I will be releasing the Woodicott waistcoat, Torrington Tie pack and Meldon flat cap (as seen on the Sewing Quarter) very soon. It was sad to see the Sewing Quarter vanish from our TV’s at the end of last year. Did you know you can catch up with all the designers on their Facebook page.

The Silverton shirt pattern and Guild work jacket will be along soon along with some cool trousers.

Tailoring workshop dates

I have now added new dates for 2020 for anyone interested in coming to my studio for a 1 or 2 day tailoring course. These 1-2-1 sessions were really popular last year and a lot of fun to teach. I have already started taking booking for this year but spaces sell out fast so if you want a day or two with me check out the dates and book now.

I will also be setting up a sewing retreat for later in the year so watch this space for an update.


Finally, I will be taking to Youtube again this year and producing more sewing related videos. I want to create a complete beginners guide (multiple videos), pattern drafting techniques, couture techniques as a start and anything else you want to see. If you have an idea of a sewing video then please do leave a comment below.

Wishing you all a peaceful and happy 2020 and until next time…….Happy Sewing

6 thoughts on “A new year and time for more sewing fun.”

  1. Hi, your Yotube on making pockets for waistcoats were a godsend this last year when as ting to make fancy wedding waistcoats for my son and husband. I just couldn’t get the pockets at all and was afraid to get it wrong but hey they were fine and looked fine on the day. Thank you for what you are doing.

  2. Hi Jamie
    Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Your article on the standard handworked buttonhole and the Milanese was great, but a close up video would be terrific, along with your favourite method for a bound buttonhole.

    Thanks so much for all you do.

  3. I’m going to make more blankets for the animal shelter and use up a lot of polar fleece that I have. I am just redoing my sewing studio/work area, with 2 giant 7 series machines from Bernina (770 and 740) finally got my Bernina Artista 180 fixed, what a great job the tech guy did and I am so thankful, it has been out of action since it came back to me 5 yrs ago lending it to a moron, also finding a place for my Bernina 350pe, nice portable machine. I am also adding a great used Janome 7700qcp to my sewing room it shows up tomorrow, and finally going get a coverstitch machine and a serger with air threading and needle threaders. I am going to be putting up for sale most of my vintage sewing machines. This year i am also focusing on modern menswears and ready to wear knock offs , bespoke tailor does not live here, done with it. Continuing on developing/drafting patterns for various practical clothing from pants to shirts, jackets and outwear. This year will also my first attempt at a motocycle jacket and other really dramatic clothing. Japanese clothing knocks off of issey miyake and johji jamamoto are big time on my sewing agenda. Also my first attempt to make a down coat, which will be challenging at cutting it out from a king sized duvet.

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