Being On Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas

Boy, what a whirlwind! Me, on the television? Never thought that would happen! Yesterday evening, I appeared on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2017 in the advent calendar competition. (If you missed it and fancy a watch, you can click this link: Channel 4 On Demand – Episode 3) I’d been out in London for the day at a…

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What I Did For Mend It Month

Last month, I decided to give myself a personal challenge to tackle the pile of things that had built up at the back of my wardrobe, that I’d promised myself I’d alter or mend. Instead of letting it get any bigger, I dedicated each week of November to a certain task and told myself that…

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Alex Shirt

This was my second Alex shirt (from the Sew Over It: City Break eBook) so I was hoping that it would be better than my first one – which, looking back, I realise I never reviewed! What a bad egg – I’ll make sure that it’s all properly gone through here! My first version was…

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TATB Marigold Trousers Review

I’ve been a fan of the Tilly and the Buttons Marigold sewing pattern since I got it in June, and have made the jumpsuit version a few times – but this was my first round sewing the trousers! Spoiler: I love them. You can probably tell from the cheery little photo below: In my Autumn Sewing Plans video,…

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How to Travel Alone When You Have Seizures

The illustration used for this post is by Debbie Powell for Uppercase Magazine Travelling long distances on your own is always going to be stressful – hauling along a ridiculously heavy suitcase that has one of those pingy wheels that carries the ever-present threat of causing your  suitcase to veer off in a wholly unprecedented…

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How to Create a Mending Kit for Each Garment

For the ‘mending’ week for Mend It Month Revisited, I was going to do a tutorial on how to darn a hole or fix a broken zip or something – but then I decided that there were loads of great tutorials online, which I’ve encouraged all of the members of the Caring for Your Clothes Facebook group (feel free…

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