My sewing challenge: Making the 1960s coat and bagging out the lining

May I proudly present my very first coat!  I actually finished it three months or so ago, but have been wearing it nonstop ever since.  These full-length photos were taken as soon as I got home yesterday evening – which also explains the natural light. This has long been a dressmaking ambition of mine, and…

Lacy Loveliness

Winter knits have taken on a cabled theme, and now that the days are getting longer my imagination is fired by lace.  My little red cardigan has been put to one side, and the pink one is still waiting for me to sew on the buttons and set in the sleeves.  Here she is, waiting…

Quiet Knits, Quiet Nights

It’s been a quiet-ish week so far, so a smallish post this week.  I’m finishing up some new designs and a block of teaching has come to an end, including the inaugural Sew Over It knitting club.  The first night went really well and we got very positive feedback, some of which can be taken…

Bank holiday R&R

This weekend I found myself casting on for some selfish knitting and, more unexpectedly, visiting the London Sewing Machine Museum, which was an absolute delight. The museum is one of those hiding in plain sight.  It is attached and adjacent to my local haberdashery store, where I also bought some soft muslin to line my…

Update #1: Crochet

So…it’s been much longer than a week!  For anyone reading this new blog, I apologise, it’s been an eventful time with lots of birthdays, weddings and, lest I forget, work.  So now there will be a series of posts arriving like London buses; you wait ages, and then three turn up at once! The first…