Browsing Month: March 2020

Deer and Doe Réglisse Dress

Sewisolation Project #2 The next project on my sewisolation list was Deer and Doe’s Réglisse Dress. This is the loveliest of summer dresses, featuring either an elasticated or shirred waistband, bias cut bodice, cap sleeves, shoulder yokes, a pussy bow neck tie or button front and a beautifully full-flared skirt. The pattern envelope contains a […]

New Look 6301

If you caught my review of Tilly and the Buttons’ Love At First Stitch – a book that took me from beginner status to confident beginner stage in a matter of weeks – you won’t be surprised that my next move was to order Tilly’s second book, Stretch. I read it – like Love At […]

Self-Care & Sewing

I’ve only been sewing for a couple months but I have a deep appreciation of the benefits sewing has had for me, personally. The everyday can be grinding and things do get to us – that’s all part of being human, I’m afraid. Look around you at the minute at what stress and anxiety does […]

Why I Sew…

“I am certain that a Sewing Machine would relieve as much human suffering as a hundred Lunatic Asylums, and possibly a good deal more.” Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace As my first post, I thought it would make sense to write about why I sew. Sewing makes me feel happy In case the title of the […]