Blackwood mark 2……. questions about fabric choice….. and stretch !

The experience of making of my first Blackwood was very positive. (You can read about it in its own My Blackwood Story blog) But I still learned important lessons about working with neckbands and general management of knits and jerseys. Or so I thought. I did make mistakes, but I learned from them... not stretching the … Continue reading Blackwood mark 2……. questions about fabric choice….. and stretch !

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Scrappy Plantain

It's been a while since my last blog because of tricky family stuff, and taking on another little project (which I may tell you about another time), so it was really good to get back to some creative selfish sewing this weekend. I really like the Plantain Tee, so the "Scrappy" adjective is not in … Continue reading Scrappy Plantain

Patterns from the past – a healthy dose of nostalgia.

When I recently blogged about  my sewing history, I mentioned a pattern collection I had, dating back to when I started dressmaking 50ish years ago, which was unfortunately discarded due to the decluttering process usually resulting from moving house. How I now wish I hadn't decluttered to that extent. When we had to move yet … Continue reading Patterns from the past – a healthy dose of nostalgia.