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Knutsford, UK

craft interests: fashion, sewing

Member Since: 09/12/2012

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Red Silk Dress

I recently made a gorgeous red silk dress for a friend of mine for her son's wedding in the south of France. The design was based loosely on a Vogue jacket pattern by Belville Sassoon but I altered...

Tailored Coat

 I made up this coat using my own drafted pattern. The coat has been underlined with silk which gives it a luxurious weight and feel to it. I used a horsehair interfacing for support adding...

Vogue Wedding Dress

I have just made this wedding dress for my friend's wedding................ After looking around at wedding dress styles and a few trying ons at bridal shops she asked if I would make her dress for...

Chic & Easy Kwik Sew Jacket

I have just made up this jacket with a Kwik Sew pattern 3977. I used a boiled wool and edged it with a print fabric. I also added cuffs to the sleeves and edged them. The back neck seam of the...

recent comments

Re: Color Blocked Blouse

That is absolutely beautiful. Obviously a lot of time spent on this project and well worth it. Fantastic.

Re: Win a Copy of the All-New The Couture Skirt Book & DVD Set

Wow! A Jem to add to my sewing skills. Having just finished a couture jacket using Claire Shaeffer vogue pattern, I could also learn how to make the couture skirt to go with it.

Re: Big Sew Stylish Giveaway: Books, Sketching Panels, Pincushions, and more!

My inspiration comes from lots of places, beautiful fabrics, magazines, books, TV, the internet or seeing just that little detail on a garment that somebody else may be wearing.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Handbag Workshop"

This book has some great reviews, with good layout and illustrations. I will keep my fingers crossed xx I would love to add this book to my library. You can never have too many ideas for something new to sew which challenges your abilities!

Re: Tailored Coat

Thank you to everybody who voted for my coat and for your lovely kind comments. This is the first sewing competition I have entered into and am absolutely thrilled to have won. Thank you to you all.

Re: Iron Carrier

That looks like a brilliant idea! I too teach and find myself carrying a hot iron, could you tell me what you used on the inside? is it heat resistant? Thanks