Dress Like Your Grandma?

Would you? This is a new challenge hosted by Tanya of the ‘Mrs Hughes’ blog The idea is simply to recreate a vintage garment, inspired by an old family photo, or if one doesn’t exist, ANY old photo that tickles your fancy. Both my parents’ mothers died before I was born, and very few photos … Continue reading Dress Like Your Grandma?

Steampunk Napoleon

No, not that, this: The ‘Six Napoleon Challenge’ This amazing dress has been offered up as a challenge/inspiration by  Marianna of Sew2Pro. The idea is we make up something inspired by this image by July 14th, Bastille Day.  [Although I have asked for an extension as I’m still in marking season then.] My lovely missus … Continue reading Steampunk Napoleon

Top 5 2015

Crafting a Rainbow  posted this fun challenge a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been stalling.  Here goes: Top 5 Hits (favourite or most worn makes) It’s been an amazing year for sewing, starting with jumping into Jungle January and the Sabre-Toothed Swap over on Pretty Grievances.  I made a whole collection of 5 items … Continue reading Top 5 2015