Advanced/Plus Difficile… Irresistible!

Looking through my pattern stash/library I realised that quite a lot of my old Vogue patterns are graded ‘Advanced/Plus difficile’. Why is that phrase so appealing to me? It just reveals that side of me that can’t resist a challenge. At times I think I’ve viewed my sewing like an extreme sport, the more challenging […]

LaineeMakes does SewPhotoHop2018 : Week One

I’m entering another photo challenge. No sooner had #braugust2018 come to a close than it was time for #SewPhotohop. It’s organised by Rachel of @houseofpinheiro and seems to be one of the most popular on the sewing IG calendar. I joined in sporadically last September because, as always seems the case I was away for […]

A Perfect Place to make: a new sewing space

I live in a little house in a terraced street which probably used to be a “Two up two down” once upon a time. We added a room in the¬†loft/attic whatever you want to call it about 20 years ago to accommodate our home-based work. Both being teachers we needed a space to do all […]