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.

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Butterick 6721 in Printed Cotton Chambray from

  I was gifted this fabric by 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.

The printed chambray is just perfect don't you agree?  Here is the link to order it from ( there are other designs too)

Cotton Chambray

The pattern is Butterick  B6731 Butterick pattern

I did reduce the width on the sleeves by a few inches, well I need to take baby steps! I had to adjust the shoulders as I do on every single garment I make,I have narrow shoulders. I lowered the back neckline by 3/4" and whilst doing all this I kept trying it on to make sure that there neckline would not gape.

The back view

Lovely sleeves

I also thought it neater to do the ties with double fabric, stitched together wrong sides out and then turned the right way. On a printed fabric where the reverse is on view this looks way more professional!

This was an easy enough top to stitch, I always personalise whatever I am seeing by tweaking the pattern here and there, the sleeves for example.
This is fabulous fabric, easy to work with, easy to wear
( it would make a lovely dress I think 💡)

Well, I am off out looking super trendy in my new blouse. Say hello if you recognise me.

This will also be on my own blog shortly