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Monthly Archives: February 2014

  • Pleats and Piping - make your own

    If you enjoyed the Great British Sewing Bee this week and want to recreate your own perfect piping and pleats, then I’m delighted to provide some simple steps to follow as well as patterns to create your own pleated skirt or PJs. Simplicity Ple...
  • A saintly day for sewing patterns

    This week saw a red-letter day for sewing patterns, in the form of the Feast Day of St Wulfric of Haselbury, a 12th-century parson who set aside his more aggressive pursuits in favour of a more penitent existence. The broadcaster Rev Richard Coles took...
  • Make your own Great British Sewing Bee patterns

    I loved last night’s show – the first in the new series and was delighted to see that all the contestants had a good skill base already. I think it is going to be a very interesting contest. This time the challenges were about fabric choices – on...
  • A springtime surge in costume patterns?

    Just because Halloween and Christmas are out of the way, it doesn't mean the end of party time, and there's good reason to think people will be stocking up on costume patterns in the weeks to come. February and March typically mark a return to warmer ...
  • Tempting styles from Burda

    A I’ve just received the latest Burda catalogues which includes the new patterns for Spring/Summer. There are some great dresses and tops to tempt us (!) and I am going to try and Spring Clean my stash by using some of it up! I have some fabulous ...

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