Books, Embroidery, Sewing

Christmas Sewing, Embroidery and a Double Craft Book Giveaway!

Hello there! Apologies for the silence the last couple of months but my work load has been off the charts both in my full time job and my copy writing freelancing, but the good news is I am now free to sew and craft! First off, I have picked the gorgeous fabric for my dress… Continue reading Christmas Sewing, Embroidery and a Double Craft Book Giveaway!

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Book Review: Fifty Dresses That Changed the World

While I was off on my camping adventures I finally got to have a good read of a book I’d had my eye on for a while an which was gifted to me by a friend as a thanks for embellishing a hen’s dress for her final night of freedom. Fifty dresses that Changed the… Continue reading Book Review: Fifty Dresses That Changed the World

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Book Review: Reader’s Digest New Complete Guide to Sewing

I’ve had a few emails from readers and queries from friends about a good reference book to start with when they’re sewing, so let me introduce you to the bible: The Reader’s Digest Complete book of sewing. When I first began my adventures I spent a lot of time on the net searching various forums,… Continue reading Book Review: Reader’s Digest New Complete Guide to Sewing

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Fabric for Fashion: The Swatch Book

Let’s not sugar coat it; Fabrics for Fashion: The Swatch Book is expensive with the RRP £60. I got it for around about £37 and even then I could only afford it due to the stroke of good luck I’ve had recently. It is however, for someone like me who doesn’t yet know her batiste… Continue reading Fabric for Fashion: The Swatch Book

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Vintage Lingerie: Historical Patterns and Techniques

When I saw this book on Amazon I knew I had to get it. I had a quick scan through the reviews online and decided to purchase. I adore vintage styled lingerie (total Kiss Me Deadly addict) but it doesn’t come in cheap. If you want quality, you’re most certainly going pay for it. When… Continue reading Vintage Lingerie: Historical Patterns and Techniques