I am Angela and I 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. All me-made. I am passionate about reducing the amount of textiles sent to landfill, and encourage you to repurpose fabrics and clothes I started this blog in order to have a way in which to pass on my gained knowledge, and my professional knowledge to you, Sewing is empowering, you can save money by making items, make money by selling then, You can pass your knowledge on to others. What is there 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 . . I have a degree in tailoring with a special interest in WW2 fashion.

Monday 17 October 2022


 Sewing for winter 

This has to be one of the most flattering dress patterns there is, especially suited to wearing in  winter with thick tights and boots it is guaranteed to keep the chills out 

I made my version in a sweater knit from Minerva.com,  link at the end of the post 

This Jumper / Dress is so very easy to make too in fact I have since made another version 

You can find more details of the fabric and pattern on My posts on Minerva.com