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 […]

Wool Jacket finished!

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So a few months ago I picked up some beautiful blue Welsh Wool from a popular Internet Auction site. £15 lighter I received just over 3m of the stuff. A Very nice blue with golden/green flecks. I wasn’t sure what to make but then decided on another jacket! Apparently ‘Blue’ is in fashion and I’ve never […]

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 […]

A busy few weeks

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Well in my last post I discussed how I am now a stay at home dad…..well I’ve managed the first full week! Yes it has been hard there is no denying but I’ve loved it. I’m not going to be boring and tell you what I did but needless to say it involved plenty of […]

Couture….That means sewing!

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A little blog update really. Couture. What does it really mean? We talk about couture clothing and think of beautiful creations I am sure, but is it just a posh word? I sew at home, I love sewing and make a lot of clothes. I have many, many books about sewing and fashion, many of them include the […]

Horse riding anyone?

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If you have read any of my posts you will know I love making shirts and jackets. Tailored jackets give me a lot of satisfaction. I enjoy the amount of work involved including the large amount of hand sewing that is required for a decent tailored jacket. Up until now though, most of the jackets I […]

Moving house, buying buttons and a tweed jacket!

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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 […]

The coat is finished!

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Well I have just finished my coat. I am a happy man. The idea behind this project was to see if I could make something I wanted rather than from a pattern I like. I don’t think I’m yet ready to draft my own patterns from scratch but decided to do as many seamstresses and […]