Archive for February 2017

The Craft of Clothes Turns One!

This month is my blog’s first birthday.  Many thanks if you read regularly or you’ve subscribed.  I hope you’ve found it to be interesting.  Over the past year I’ve blogged weekly (usually on a Monday), and enjoy thinking of things to write about during the week.  It’s a bit like having a personal magazine. By…

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Like or Loathe it: stay stitching

This is a true confession: I never do stay stitching. Just to clarify, if you’re not familiar with the term, stay stitching is a row of machine stitches (long or regular in length) made to the edge of a garment to stop it from stretching during construction.  It’s often the first step in sewing a…

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Free Pattern: Pussycat Bow

The pussycat bow blouse.  Margaret Thatcher wore them.  So did my high school maths teacher, and a million air hostesses.  Mel Trump wore a pink one, and lately Evan Rachel Woods wore a supremely elegant one to the Golden Globe Awards.  It’s certainly a very smart yet feminine way to wear a blouse. The pussycat…

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