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My review of the Kelly Anorak, joining the Creative Spirit retreat hosted by The Avid Seamstress where I made The Blouse pattern, details of my toiles and fitting journey

April 2024

Kelly Anorak review, fitting The Blouse, sewing retreat

My review of the Kelly Anorak, joining the Creative Spirit retreat hosted by The Avid Seamstress where I made The Blouse pattern, details of my toiles and fitting journey

Sharing my fitting adjustments for the Kelly Anorak, making a toile for The Blouse by The Avid Seamstress while on holiday in a rented apartment

March 2024

Fitting the Kelly Anorak, sewing away from home

Sharing my fitting adjustments for the Kelly Anorak, making a toile for The Blouse by The Avid Seamstress while on holiday in a rented apartment

My full review of the New Look 6545 bomber jacket in embroidered chambray, a feminine take on a classic garment, introducing my yellow Kelly Anorak by Closet Core Patterns

February 2024

Embroidered bomber jacket review, Kelly Anorak

My full review of the New Look 6545 bomber jacket in embroidered chambray, a feminine take on a classic garment, introducing my yellow Kelly Anorak by Closet Core Patterns

Review of my velvet Zadie Jumpsuit with satin binding, sharing my experience with the advice for sewing with velvet, shortening a rtw pleated skirt

January 2024

Velvet Zadie Jumpsuit, alteration to pleated skirt

Review of my velvet Zadie Jumpsuit with satin binding, sharing my experience with the advice for sewing with velvet, shortening a rtw pleated skirt

Bumper review of my Eden Coat with beautiful pattern matching of the checks, and how I solved my issue of cutting too much off the sleeve

December 2023

Eden Coat made at a Claire Tyler workshop

Bumper review of my Eden Coat with beautiful pattern matching of the checks, and how I solved my issue of cutting too much off the sleeve

Full review on my best fitting garment so far - the Ginger Jeans, the Guthrie&Ghani workshop where I made them and how it helped me overcome topstitching perfectionism

September 2023

Ginger Jeans made at a Guthrie&Ghani workshop

Full review on my best fitting garment so far - the Ginger Jeans, the Guthrie&Ghani workshop where I made them and how it helped me overcome topstitching perfectionism

Sharing a few me mades I took on a cruise, my Zadie Jumpsuit review including fitting and how I coped with the tricky binding, workshops and my latest project the Ginger Jeans

August 2023

Me mades on holiday, Zadie Jumpsuit review, Ginger Jeans

Sharing a few me mades I took on a cruise, my Zadie Jumpsuit review including fitting and how I coped with the tricky binding, workshops and my latest project the Ginger Jeans

My full review of my latest favourite the Heather Blazer in ivory herringbone linen and pale blue polka dot lining, how I fit the Zadie Jumpsuit with the help of a workshop

June 2023

Heather Blazer review, fitting the Zadie Jumpsuit

My full review of my latest favourite the Heather Blazer in ivory herringbone linen and pale blue polka dot lining, how I fit the Zadie Jumpsuit with the help of a workshop

Details on how I fit my Heather Blazer by the Friday Pattern Company, a review of Lynda Maynard's course for the Sienna Maker Jacket, and a regular favourite - a simple white t-shirt

May 2023

Fitting the Heather Blazer, Lynda Maynard course, t-shirt

Details on how I fit my Heather Blazer by the Friday Pattern Company, a review of Lynda Maynard's course for the Sienna Maker Jacket, and a regular favourite - a simple white t-shirt

Detailed review of the Sienna Maker Jacket, attending a jumpsuit fitting workshop for the Zadie, and my discovery of the beautifully smooth Tulip Hiroshima pins and needles

April 2023

Sienna Maker Jacket review, jumpsuit fitting, Tulip pins

Detailed review of the Sienna Maker Jacket, attending a jumpsuit fitting workshop for the Zadie, and my discovery of the beautifully smooth Tulip Hiroshima pins and needles

Renovating a sewing studio in my new holiday home in Wales, review of the Classic Blazer workshop with Claire Tyler, and details on how I lined the pockets of my Heather Blazer

March 2023

Sewing studio, Heather Blazer workshop with Claire Tyler

Renovating a sewing studio in my new holiday home in Wales, review of the Classic Blazer workshop with Claire Tyler, and details on how I lined the pockets of my Heather Blazer

Continuing with my Sienna Maker on a Lynda Maynard course, I share photos of the lovely details on the belt, Hong Kong binding and a blog post on how I lined all the pockets.

February 2023

Sewing my Sienna Maker Jacket, lined pockets and other details

Continuing with my Sienna Maker on a Lynda Maynard course, I share photos of the lovely details on the belt, Hong Kong binding and a blog post on how I lined all the pockets.

Photos of my trip to Malaysia in the run up to Chinese New Year including a visit to a fabric mall, and blog post of how I fit the Sienna Maker Jacket

January 2023

Chinese New Year, fitting my Sienna Maker Jacket

Photos of my trip to Malaysia in the run up to Chinese New Year including a visit to a fabric mall, and blog post of how I fit the Sienna Maker Jacket

A round up of this year's projects, my thoughts on learning in the year ahead, and details of the workshops and courses I am excited to be attending in the next quarter

December 2022

Reflecting on the year, upcoming workshops I'm attending

A round up of this year's projects, my thoughts on learning in the year ahead, and details of the workshops and courses I am excited to be attending in the next quarter

Wearing my Frankie T-shirt to celebrate my birthday, my progress so far with Alexandra Morgan's Custom Stretch Knit Bodice Course, and a trouser block workshop I attended

November 2022

Birthday celebrations, fitting knits with Alexandra Morgan

Wearing my Frankie T-shirt to celebrate my birthday, my progress so far with Alexandra Morgan's Custom Stretch Knit Bodice Course, and a trouser block workshop I attended

Completion of the Saguaro Set with review of the top and the fitting adjustments I made, changing the shoulder seam significantly to reduce excess fabric, plus I made a washbag

October 2022

Review of the Saguaro Set top, washbag workshop

Completion of the Saguaro Set with review of the top and the fitting adjustments I made, changing the shoulder seam significantly to reduce excess fabric, plus I made a washbag

A run down of my construction process of the Saguaro Set trousers, including how I gathered the waistband really evenly, plus photos of all angles

August 2022

Full MingMakesMistakes review of the Saguaro Set trousers

A run down of my construction process of the Saguaro Set trousers, including how I gathered the waistband really evenly, plus photos of all angles

Details and photos on how I fitted the Saguaro Set trousers using the Palmer/Pletsch tissue-fitting method, sewing buttonholes with zigzag stitch (no automatic setting)

July 2022

Fitting the Saguaro Set trousers, controlled buttonholes

Details and photos on how I fitted the Saguaro Set trousers using the Palmer/Pletsch tissue-fitting method, sewing buttonholes with zigzag stitch (no automatic setting)

How I got on with sewing up a t-shirt in ribbed jersey with Tencel, and a second Sagebrush Top in double gauze, describing how I reduced the sleeve volume

June 2022

A simple t-shirt in ribbed jersey, finished second Sagebrush

How I got on with sewing up a t-shirt in ribbed jersey with Tencel, and a second Sagebrush Top in double gauze, describing how I reduced the sleeve volume

My experience with a simple t-shirt pattern in cotton jersey and super soft tencel modal jersey, introducing my second Sagebrush in double gauze gingham

May 2022

Simple t-shirts in different fabrics, second Sagebrush update

My experience with a simple t-shirt pattern in cotton jersey and super soft tencel modal jersey, introducing my second Sagebrush in double gauze gingham

My full review of the Stella Hoodie with details of how I made a Superdry-style drawstring with eyelets and shoelaces, and a t-shirt in white jersey

April 2022

Stella Hoodie review, another t-shirt

My full review of the Stella Hoodie with details of how I made a Superdry-style drawstring with eyelets and shoelaces, and a t-shirt in white jersey

Detailed post on how I fitted the Stella Hoodie, and what I learnt at the Guthrie&Ghani overlocker workshop where I made a simple t-shirt

March 2022

Fitting the Stella Hoodie, t-shirt from overlocker workshop

Detailed post on how I fitted the Stella Hoodie, and what I learnt at the Guthrie&Ghani overlocker workshop where I made a simple t-shirt

My full MingMakesMistakes Freya Dress post, my temporary cutting table solution, new WIP the Stella Hoodie, and I've booked onto a Guthrie&Ghani overlocker workshop in March

February 2022

Freya Dress review, cutting table, overlocker workshop

My full MingMakesMistakes Freya Dress post, my temporary cutting table solution, new WIP the Stella Hoodie, and I've booked onto a Guthrie&Ghani overlocker workshop in March

A detailed post on how I fitted the Freya knit dress, and an unconventional rounded back adjustment with no centre seam or shoulder dart

January 2022

Fitting Freya Dress, rounded back adjustments

A detailed post on how I fitted the Freya knit dress, and an unconventional rounded back adjustment with no centre seam or shoulder dart

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