The Handmade Fair

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the Handmade Fair for the first time, having (unbelievably!) won a pair of complimentary tickets from Sew Over It on Instagram.

I had arranged to go with a sewing friend of mine, but when the day arrived, she wasn’t feeling well enough to attend. Undeterred, I went by myself – and loved it.

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September Separates

For this month’s Minerva Crafts Bloggers’ Network post, IΒ finally got around to making another Sew Over It Pussy Bow Blouse, and it reminded me how much I liked this pattern the first time around! I paired it with a pair of trousers made using Vogue v9189, a reprint of a vintage (circa 1960!) Vogue pattern.

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The Dressmakers’ Ball dress


Thought I’d share a quick post on my dress for the inaugural Dressmakers’ Ball which was held last month in Leicester. This was an event at which the idea is for dressmakers of all abilities to be able to make themselves a fancy dress and spend a nice evening at a dinner dance with other sewcialists, admiring everyone’s makes.Β It was a really good night.

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