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Emma Nye

February and March Makes

Somehow, we are at the start of May already, and I don’t know how we got here. We’ve gone from dark nights and days, to lighter and brighter ones, and already we are now able to visit people outside again (even with the snow and cold weather that we have had over the Easter bank

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Blue Sunday Bertha

It’s been a week since I made the Billie jumper dress in the cable knit, and since then I had decided with my Mum’s input to order some of the blue cable knit to make a cardigan to go with the Grace dress for those summer evenings where it starts to feel a bit chilly.

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Billie

After the Emma Dress, my phobia of knit fabrics needed conquering. Instagram keeps providing me with some great inspiration and my favourite online Fabric shop Textile Express shared loads of photos of their cable knit fabrics and so I couldn’t resist. Before I had any real plan, I’d ordered 2 metres each of the pink and mint

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Goodness Grace-ious Me!

At least that’s what I hope people will say! This is my first make of 2021, following on from the Ava Skirt. This pattern is another beauty from Sew Over It, and is accompanied by online tutorials as part of their Stitch School subscription. I had printed the pattern and instructions ready to go back

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Ava Skirt – Take Two!

Welcome to take two of the Ava Skirt. You may remember that my first attempt saw me whipping up the Sew Over It Ava Skirt in an Orange Boucle Weave. Unfortunately it didn’t work as I hoped it would, mainly because the pattern I used was a straight size 12, but also because I found

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Cosy Lockdown Christmas Gifting – 2020

What a year! It feels like 2020 could be summarised with a few simple milestones. Lockdown, tier 2, tier 3, lockdown v2, tier 3, tier 4, with Christmas falling somewhere in between tiers 3 and 4. I decided this year to start to celebrate Christmas as early as possible. I usually have the lights and

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Ava Skirt – Take One!

When I saw the Ava Skirt pattern on Sew Over It, I knew that I must make this in one fabric and one fabric only; Wool! It’s a gorgeous A-Line pattern that is destined to be worn with tights, ankle boots and a nice jumper in the Autumn and Winter months. I found some Wool

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Time to reflect

2020 was a long year, but at the start of 2021 when I look back now, I realise actually how quickly the time seemed to disappear. Whilst it was a hard year in so many ways, I can’t help but smile when I think about how much I still managed to achieve and learn. Sewing,

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Sew In Fashion – The Co-Ord Set

I’m playing slight catch up with these blog posts as I have recently been back at work, and as you might have seen on my instagram, we have a newbie in the household. His name is Grady, and he is the grand old age of 17 weeks (maybe now 18) adopted from Cats Protection in

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You’ve got to be knittin’ me!

I feel like I say this a lot, but it was time to face my fears again. I was very aware that I was running out of time with my three month Sew Over It Stitch School subscription, and I had bought some gorgeous Ponte Roma fabric from Textile Express to complete the SOI Emma

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Dressed to Impress!

In my visit to the pop up shop in Nottingham, I had found a McCalls pattern (M7084) for a shirt dress with different variations in style. This was one of my bargain patterns as it was in their sale for £4 and I fell in love with the style! I had bought a similar style

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When life gives you Pineapple Cotton Jersey…

Attempt to make a t-shirt with it. Or sell it and buy some lemons. This was my big moment. Moving away from the safe and comfortable standard cottons, and onto a knit fabric: the pineapple cotton jersey. It was a thing of beauty and got a lot of compliments when I first bought it.  The

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