Tiny Pocket Tank versions 1 and 2 

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hello, it’s been far too long. I’m back at work now and although I’ve found time to sew, finding time to blog has been difficult. I’m determined to keep it up though, has anyone got any recommendations on how to do this? I am thinking one way of doing this maybe to stick to a simpler more visual format, so I think I play around with different templates until I find one I’m happy with, so please bear with me!

On today’s blog I’d like to talk about to fairly recent makes my two tiny pocket tanks.  Continue reading

Dotty Monochrome Blouse, New Look 6344

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So last week I rustled this little number up and I have to admit I am very pleased with it.

I have had the fabric for ages, I bought it in Mandors, Glasgow. It is a dotty rayon and quite slippy and slightly transparent. I have a thing for black and white so the dots so the the fabric jumped out at me. I didn’t know what I was going to make when I purchased the fabric, so it’s been sat in a box waiting whilst I have browsing patterns and waiting for something to jump out at me. I had thought about making Sewaholic Oakridge blouse but I didn’t have enough fabric (it is one greedy pattern and it needs 3 metres!). So finally I stumbled across New Look 6344, not the most romantic of names! But hey it only cost £2.50 or something like that and it has lots of options so 6344 works for me!  Continue reading

My first Me Made May Pledge

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I am so excited about taking part in Me Made May, but I am also daunted at thethought of trying to wear me-made clothes for a month! Click on the button of the page for more info on where to sign up.

I have been given lots of thought on how I to get involved as i am not sure I have enough Me Made Clothes to get me through May, especially as I will still be on mat leave and some of my homemade clothes are for work. So I am going to try and wear homemade every day and keep a record of it, but I am not going to beat myself up if I don’t manage to wear homemade everyday. I will be interested to see the difference when I try and do this again next year!

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