Monthly Archives: May 2013

MMM ’13 day 22 – 30: hitting the wall

Twenty-two: Polka dot Tova¬†and a close-up of my fancy fancy new necklace. Yikes this is getting hard. Anyone else hitting the wall inspiration-wise? Last year I wore almost, if not everything, that I had sewn up to that point, apart … Continue reading

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Sewing out of the box

In this case, this isn’t a figurative statement but a literal one. Ever since my move I’ve been sewing out of a cardboard box. It takes time to adjust to a new sewing set-up though, so until I find what … Continue reading

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Me-making-moves ’13: day 16 – 21

I thought the erratic weather was adding some extra spice to 2013’s MMM. Well, turns out a house move will really ramp up the challenge. Sixteen: Pop ya collar top. You can’t see my eyes in day 16 but it’s … Continue reading

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MMM ’13 day 8 – 15

Eight: Brocade skirt. We’re now into the second week of MMM ’13 and I’m no longer being wardrobe-challenged by glorious sunny weather, what a relief ūüė¶¬†It’s back to the model we’ve had for the last nine months: bleugh. Nine: Tiger … Continue reading

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MMM ’13 day 1 – 7

One:¬†Flocked wallpaper skirt. Two:¬†Polka dot Tova. This has been trickier than I thought it would be. Three: Blooming kimono top. Four: Blue and white stripe knit top. So far: no repeats and I haven’t left the house feeling unhappy with … Continue reading

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Tilly spills the beans on Great British Sewing Bee

She sews. She blogs. She makes patterns. She appears in new breakout television programmes on sewing. She is the multi-talented and inspirational Tilly! And she’s kindly taken some time in her hectic schedule to answer some questions about her experience … Continue reading

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Taking stock for Me-Made-May ’13

‘I, Julia of the secret life of seams, sign up as a¬†participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavour to¬†wear one self-made item¬†each day for the¬†duration of May 2013.’ It’s my second year, so what are we working with this time around? … Continue reading

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