Monthly Archives: January 2013

Any day, every day or everyday: which wardrobe are you sewing?

It’s been a hot topic for a while, sewing for your day-to-day life: Tasia posted about cake and frosting and Sunni’s been talking about how wearable she wants her sewing to be. Since I try and sew everyday things I felt … Continue reading

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The blue brocade skirt and cold-iron-striking

Though I fell in love with the idea of this project pretty hard, which is understandable, given the delicious blue brocade, the end result is leaving me feeling a bit… meh. I think that’s down to its lengthy gestation. There’s … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at the knit factory

Prepare to geek out. Following my last post on my favourite clearance fabric store, I arranged a trip there with Kathryn of Yes I Like That so she could gaze on its wonders too. The expedition was going swimmingly, with bargains … Continue reading

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Check out the Aladdin’s cave…

It’s testament to how a hobby can change your whole outlook that this unprepossessing cold room in North London looks like an veritable cave of wonders to me. This is Cannon Street Jersey Fabrics. A factory clearance operation specialising in … Continue reading

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