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…

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…

Winter Crochet

It’s been some time since I blogged about anything crochet-related, so I thought I’d share some bits and pieces with you as I take a breather between projects. First, though, is some good news for south east Londoners looking for crochet lessons!  I will be teaching a beginners crochet class at The White Room, Crofton…