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ABOUT ME

I am Angela and I really love to sew. I started sewing as a child and by the time I was a teenager I was wearing the very latest fashions to go out in. I wear my Handmade clothes almost exclusively Years have passed and I am passionate about reducing the amount of textiles sent to landfill. So I started this blog in order to have a way in which to pass on my gained knowledge, and my professional knowledge to you, free of charge. Sewing is empowering, you can save money by making items, make money by selling then, and you can pass your knowledge on to others. What is not to love? Interestingly I am a direct descendant of the Flemish weavers who came over to England in the 1300's. I find that fascinating especially as most of my family from as far back as I can trace are somehow involved in the manufacturing of fabric . As a child my Saturday mornings were spent at Dads factory playing amongst razor sharp Card Clothing . My grandmother worked in the cotton mills and one of my aunts made bespoke car seats. I have a degree in tailoring with a special interest in WW2 fashion. I have Parkinson's and support disabled people without question. Do ask if you need help or advice on sewing aids and techniques Angela.

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Summer Blouses

 A new blouse is something which will update your wardrobe for summer quickly and inexpensively. 

These patterns  are all suitable for beginners to sew.



All the fabrics and patterns are from Minerva.com do follow the link to view the website.
You will find a huge selection of fabrics and patterns 


Monday, 23 May 2022

The Liberty Bella Tea Dress

 This Tea Dress by Liberty London is made in a patriotic London print fabric in honour of Her Majesty's platinum Jubilee and is also my Birthday Dress 



Tea dresses are so flattering and fabulous for when you want to feel dressy but not uncomfortable 
This Liberty London design is very typical of the styles worn in the 1940's with shoulder pads and simple lines 





Shoulder pads were added to almost every garment in the 1940s,  it was a nod to the military and seen as a sign of support to our Armed Forces





I have owned this pattern for ages and had forgotten about it, but with Her Majesty's platinum Jubilee fast approaching it seemed appropriate. 
As did this fabulous fabric which I have  owned for several years but never found the occasion to use it. It is absolutely perfect!
The pattern is suitable for confident beginners 

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Butterick 6721 in Printed Cotton Chambray from Minerva.com

  I was gifted this fabric by Minerva.com link below 



This is the most gorgeous blouse ever. I say that because this is so far away from my usual style it's untrue. But, here I am wearing a blouse with puff sleeves and loving it.