Sew Over It Lola Coat
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Sew Over It Lola Coat

One of the reasons I bought the Sew Over It City Break eBook was for the Lola coat. I thought it would be the perfect light cover up for spring and early autumn and I loved the waterfall front and large pockets. For the fabric, I chose a gorgeous dusky pink crepe, also from Sew… Continue reading Sew Over It Lola Coat

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Kommatia Patterns Bomber Jacket
Pattern Testing

Kommatia Patterns Bomber Jacket

I think I’m in love with bomber jackets – who’d have thought it?! Jessica from Kommatia Patterns put a request out for pattern testers to test her new bomber jacket pattern J004 and I absolutely jumped at the chance! I bought the butterfly polyester crepe de chine at the Sewing for Pleasure and Hobbycrafts Show… Continue reading Kommatia Patterns Bomber Jacket

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The Califaye Pocket/Moss Skirt Mash Up

As you may know, the Califaye Basics Pocket Skirt was not a success for me. I felt really self-conscious when wearing it and generally uncomfortable. I didn’t love it. So, what did I do about it? I took it apart and salvaged the linen and invisible zip to use for another skirt. After the (mostly)… Continue reading The Califaye Pocket/Moss Skirt Mash Up

The Overlocker Series

What Needles and Thread to Use in your Overlocker

Overlockers use specific needles that are designed for both stretch and woven fabrics, which means there isn’t any need to use ballpoint needles. You may remember that my overlocker is a Janome 9200D and it takes HA X 1SP needles. Size 75 for lighter fabric and size 90 for heavy fabric. I have more needles… Continue reading What Needles and Thread to Use in your Overlocker