Thoughts on colour palettes, planning, and sensible sewing

Hello, fellow sewers. Hopefully a bit of discussion post here: what do you do - dress for fashion, or dress to what suits you? A combination of both? And what do you make? Do you plan your handmade items? I was cleaning out my wardrobe earlier today and started noticing the types of clothes I … Continue reading Thoughts on colour palettes, planning, and sensible sewing

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The Troublesome Dress, or Cynthia Rowley 1873

Honestly, the number of things that went wrong whilst making this dress, urgh! Originally I was going to write about them all in detail, but who wants to read about problems? Instead, have some piccies of a happy girl in an (eventually) successful creation (thanks to my handsome husband for the photos): The pattern is … Continue reading The Troublesome Dress, or Cynthia Rowley 1873