Day Dress, Sewing, Sewing Patterns

Pattern Giveaway: And The Winners Are….

Thanks to those who commented on my last blog and were interested in giving those patterns a good home. Although there weren't many replies I still sued a random number generator for fairness. The new owners will be......*drumroll* Vogue: Christi and Simplicity: Sharon  Can you please email my your postal address? mrsbcrafty@gmail.com I'll get them… Continue reading Pattern Giveaway: And The Winners Are….

Sewing, Sewing Patterns

New Pattern Purchases (& Pattern Giveaway)

I appear to have somewhat of a pattern buying problem at the moment. I've recent added these beauties to my collection: And I have also added these two. Tim thinks they're horrible but I'll be the one laughing when I'm all snuggled up in winter in a lovely flannel gown! Giveaway Can you give the… Continue reading New Pattern Purchases (& Pattern Giveaway)

Museums, Places To Visit

Dior Exhibition: The Gallery of Costume, Manchester

Nestled in the rather lovely Platt Fields Park, and very agreeably a five minute walk from my house, is The Gallery of Costume. Entirely funded by the City Council it has, in recent years, been refurbished and updated to include a changing exhibitions gallery, all housed in the magnificent Georgian Grade II listed building. It's… Continue reading Dior Exhibition: The Gallery of Costume, Manchester

Sewing, Skirts, Tops

Simplicity 2654 & McCalls 7292: All Sewn Up

I have been sewing, honest! I know I've been quiet but with the heatwave we're having at the moment and Wimbledon proving to be quite a distraction it's taken me quite a lot longer than I thought it would to complete the skirt and top combo I started a couple of weeks ago. I started… Continue reading Simplicity 2654 & McCalls 7292: All Sewn Up