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Simple Sew Zoe Dress pattern in denim.

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A little break from the home tailored 3-piece suit and a quick post about the Zoe dress pattern from Simple Sew. The pattern came free with issue 1 of Sew Now magazine and my wife spotted its potential. Now to be honest, I don’t usually make many magazine patterns; don’t get me wrong but as […]

Two very different coats and a forgotten dress!

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Happy New Year! Now that the holiday season has finished I thought I would share my latest creations. Well one make I did mention, way before christmas, that being a coat for Lu as a Christmas present. Well here it is on a very windswept Boxing Day walk! Sorry it’s not the most flattering photo […]

2015 nearly over. Last bit of sewing before Christmas

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I thought I would post a quick blog update before the festive season gets into full swing this week. With only 2 days to go before Christmas I am sure you have all been busy getting ready? I know we have. Making the odd present or two and getting things in order but I’ve still […]

Latest Minerva Craft Blog and blue wool Jacket update

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My second blog for the Minerva Craft Bloggers Network went live today. A lovely dress for my wife Lu and ready for the festive season coming soon. Sneak peek but click here for the full writeup. Now I’ve been making progress with my Welsh Wool jacket; sleeves are in and I’ve handworked the buttonholes but […]

This is the end……….

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Yep this is the end…..Last Friday was my last day at work; I am no longer a teacher but officially a stay-at-home-Dad or House-Husband if you prefer! Lu, my wife, is returning to work after her 9 months maternity leave and we have decided that I will take over duties at home and look after our son […]

New Look 6145 Dress and ‘Hacking’ Jacket

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Just a quick post to show you my latest make. The New Look dress pattern #6145 (I think I got this free with a sewing mag?!) Anyway Lu, my wife, will be going back to work soon after her maternity leave and now it is time to make her some clothes to wear. Remember a post […]

60’s style shift dress

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In my last post Hattie and her Mum Sophie came over to try on their new dresses I had made, ready for an upcoming wedding. Well here is Sophie in her lovely 60’s style Shift dress in electric blue satin with an Ivory lace, flower patterned, tulle over-dress and ivory silk bound arms. Again this […]

Lace overlay Polka-dot sheath dress

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I can’t believe it is September already! Where has the time gone? I started this blog in January and I’m still going! Well here is my first post of this month…..Not a jacket or shirt but a dress! I recently posted about being asked to make a dress for my friend Hattie, well tonight she came […]