Ah, bonjour! yes it’s been a very long time since I’ve been on here, although I’ve returned every now and again to admire what everyone else has been making. I haven’t done as much sewing as I would like recently, which is rubbish, but that’s what having a bloomin’ full-time job’s all about, eh? (nobody [...]


Hiya, I’ve been (slowly) getting on with my 1920s coccoon coat, hampered only by Ofsted (school inspectors), eczema (on my hands, how cruel for an artist?), and a lack of Betty (my mannequin). I eventually decided to use the Folkwear Poiret coat which had been discontinued but I found one on good old Ebay. I [...]


Okay, I need some help with a pattern choice, as I’m quite terrible about making decisions on things like this (good at making big life decisions, bad at the everyday stuff). I want to make a coccoon coat and have just been bought a lovely new machine which will enable me too (I’d had my [...]