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Sunday, 28 February 2021

The Angelic Mansion. My 1/12 scale Dolls House

 My Dolls House , The Angelic Mansion 

I don't just sew, I have lots of other hobbies,one of them being 1/12 scale dolls houses

It is a lovely hobby but be warned, it can easily become a very expensive one. I also need to mention that these are not for children.

I was rapidly running out of room in the mansion and thought of various ways to expand it.
I decided on a basement even though it meant that I would have to lose a bookcase in order to move it to a much safer position. I also no longer have room for the conservatory  but I have plans for that! 

I bought the original house in kit form and saw no problem in buying a kit for the basement too. If you are going to go down this route do check the measurements very carefully and plan exactly where it is going to go.
You will need help moving the house on top of the basement,  they are extremely heavy.

Friday, 19 February 2021

McCalls Siella in Navy Crepe. A version of the BUFFET DRESS featured in the GBSB 2021

  This style of dress, the Buffet Dress was featured in the Great British Sewing Bee episode 1 2021

This post shows alternative ways to style it 
Video at the end of the post 

This is my take on McCalls 8085 and the fabric was gifted from,  you can order both fabric and pattern direct from them by reading my post on this link Navy Crepe textured knit fabric and patterndetails

The fabric is very flowing and drapes well. It lends itself very nicely to tops, dresses and skirts.

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Sew Over It Zoe Dress with The Ultimate Trousers update

 I was gifted this fabric from minerva and I knew instantly what I wanted to make with it.

I love these pants so much that I have recently made three more pairs.  Once you get the fit right these pants can be made in a flash.
If you have never made pants before do try these. Choose a heavy fabric with some stretch and you will be amazed.

The Sew Over It Zoe dress and Ultimate Trouser

The fabric is beautiful,  It is a Blue and Gold woven jacquard and the best thing is that it is reversible  Stretch Woven Jacquard

It is not heavy, more a medium weight and it has a very good drape

The pattern I used for the trousers is Sew over it Ultimate trouser
And the tunic top is The Zoe Dress Both are available  from Minerva by clicking on the links