Deer & Doe Luzerne Trench Coat

For my birthday, back in October, my good friend Sacha bought me a fabulous pattern! It was the Deer and Doe Luzerne trench coat pattern. It is rated as an intermediate sew and it is a meaty sew! I was very excited to get started but at the end of 2017 I had other sewing commitments so I couldn’t get going until January.

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2017/2018

Happy New Year! I can still say that can’t I? I like to take stock each year and think about the projects I’ve done. Just like last year I’ve produced an infographic! (It’s very similar to last year’s – I just switched a few bits around!). Continue reading

Tackling the UFOs

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while. You can tell I’m not at work at the moment – plenty of time to write stuff!

A couple of months ago my daughter and I made a bit of a pact about starting a bullet journal. What we did was buy some super cheap note books from Lidl and made to-do lists in them.  I was amazed to find how this kept me on the straight and narrow, including finishing off some very long-running unfinished objects! Continue reading

#Stitchingsanta 2017 – The Reveal!

Happy Christmas everyone! I hope you are enjoying the holidays. They were much needed in our house! The holidays started much later than usual so it’s been a bit of a stress trying to get everything organised in time. However, Christmas has been and gone and I’m trying to get the house back in some state of normality!

This is the fourth #stitchingsanta I’ve participated in and the third that has been organised by Sewchet. This, to me, is the best internet challenge there is. Continue reading

Simple Sew Stylish Shell Top

Hello everyone! This month’s project is a nice, easy one and it’s perfect for using up fabric leftovers! I was so pleased that I managed to get the Stylish Shell Top out of my fabric remains!

The fabric is a reversible fabric that was bought at Lucky Fashions in Dewsbury. I did buy it with a plan, which was fulfilled (read about it in this post), but I still had a fair chunk left over. This was over two years ago now and it feels good to get rid of it from my stash for good! Continue reading

No.4 London Coat by How to do Fashion

I have neglected my little blog recently haven’t I? I have been sewing, it’s just that it’s mostly been stuff that I can’t really show on here (yet) like pattern tests and presents for people who may read my blog!

It feels good to get this project up on the blog though. This has taken me pretty much the whole of October to get sewn up and I’ve really enjoyed making it. Continue reading