Lullaby layette baby clothes

For the last few weeks I've been working on this gorgeous Lullaby Layette from Oliver+S for my soon-to-be-born niece or nephew. I've loved making this pattern and can't wait to wrap it all up in tissue paper and a beautiful gift bag for the new parents.

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Vintage shirt dress

My latest project for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network is now live over on their blog. Read all about how I got on making the Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress in this lovely Vintage Style Floral Poplin.

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Rosie skirt

My new Minerva Crafts Blogger Network post is now up on their site. I made the skirt variation of the So Over It Rosie Dress in a lovely navy linen and cotton blend dress fabric.

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April showers

I made a coat! Well, the Kwik Sew children's raincoat (pattern 3941) anyway. After making a few things for the kids recently I fancied a new challenge.

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Winter red Betty Dress

Head over to the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network to check out my first make - a long-sleeved version of the Sew Over It Betty Dress, just in time for Christmas.

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New adventures

I love autumn. It's my favourite time of year. Possibly because I have a September birthday, or possibly because I work for a university and autumn means the start of the academic year.

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Lovely, lovely fabric shopping

A couple of weeks ago I went on a fabrictastic shopping trip to Goldhawk Rd (Shepherd's Bush, West London) organised by the lovely Janet of Kitchen Table Sewing.

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Sewing, technology and self-directed learning

I recently wrote a blog post for work. My day job is as a Senior Technology-Enhanced Learning Designer at The Open University. I was interested in reflecting on the self-directed learning methods I'd been using in teaching myself to sew.

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My love affair with the Ruby dress

The Ruby dress was one of the first dresses I made. It was a free pattern from Issue 4 of Love Sewing magazine a couple of years ago when I first got into dressmaking.

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