My dressmaking journal

Hi all, I’ve had quite a busy period over the last couple of months, so you won’t have heard from me much. Holiday, family birthdays, life – sometimes you’ve just got to go out there and live it. But mid July, my good friend Sarah…

July update and what’s next

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Last week’s make was the Ogden Cami by True Bias. It’s strange that I’m so used to having loads of photos of the making process and “what Nickie learned along the way”. But this was rustled up in such a short amount of time that…

Ogden Cami by True Bias

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So the only sweet respite from this infernal and persistent heatwave we’re having in the UK is an occasional nice breeze like we’ve got today. But I realise then that I’ve had a whole load of towels strewn everywhere in doorways, to stop the doors…

Doorstops

Hi, I just thought I’d share some thoughts I’m in the middle of, after having a colour consultation on Friday. Firstly I should say that I feel like I’m still processing this, so I’m sure my thoughts are still new and need work and will…

My Colour Consultation

Well this was a fun little make – I could rustle it up in no time. When I saw this, I immediately knew that I wanted to make something where the back and the sleeves were of one colour, and then the front was another,…

Bronte top by Jennifer Lauren

Hi guys, So my Me Made May pledge was to try to blog about how I was doing, as we went through the month. As the first two weeks for me have been 3 day working weeks, no point in making it any more frequent…

Me Made May 1st Fortnight

I feel like I’ve hit some kind of milestone, or grown up a bit, in my sewing skills after making these Lander trousers from True Bias. But it’s not that I found them hard to make – I found them WONDERFUL to make. I had…

Lander trousers by True Bias

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So my first Me Made May then. I’ve been watching Sarah’s MMMays for years and wondered what on earth was I going to challenge myself with. I haven’t made that much yet, so I’m certainly not going to be one of these who wears handmade…

Me Made May 2018

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Hi my name is Nickie and this is my new dressmaking blog. I have returned to sewing after having a few dabbles at it in the past. My mum was a tailor before she retired, and she showed me the ropes when I was little.…

My makes so far

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