This is a sewing blog. And a dressmaking and pattern cutting blog. And it is probably going to be the home of the confessions of a fabric addict. It is definitely the home of a sewaholic! I love making things, be they sewing related or baking. Sewing gives me huge satisfaction.
My name is Anne and I’ve been sewing since I was 18, initially taught by my mum and necessity and brought up on the Big 4. I graduated to Burda magazines, and now enjoy making a wide range of patterns, particularly those from small, independent companies.
Initially this blog was to be all about pattern cutting & no commercial pattern use was to dare grace its hallowed pages. Yeah, that just doesn’t work in real life! To see what is inspiring me, pop onto Pinterest. You can also find me on Instagram, not all photos are sewing related.
Please do not copy my text or images, that’s photographs and sketches, without my permission. You can link back to any content on the site, but please respect the copyright of the referenced links I have used. Thanks for stopping by!
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my name is Lena, I write for burda style.
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If you email me and let me know which one, email on: handmade-1 at live.co.uk
Hi Anne, I really enjoy reading your blog so I have nominated you for a lovely blog award, check it out here: http://debbiereajohnston.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/lovely-bloggers/
Thank you!!! 😀
This week I have been lucky enough to win three awards, and I have nominated you to recieve them also! I really love your blog and all of your creations. here is the link:
I hope you enjoy them
Hi Anne. Got a couple of awards for you over at http://ooobop.com/2012/12/12/two-lovely-awards-from-two-lovely-ladies/ Thank you for being such a wonderful inspiration x
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀
HI, I’ve just found your blog and I’m really excited! I’m very new to sewing but I’m already addicted! I’m so excited that you say that you make your own patterns from a block as this is exactly what I want to learn to do. In fact I’ve just started up my own blog to follow my journey (www.sleeksilhouette.com) I want to be able to make what I see in my head, and not be restricted by patterns. Fingers crossed I can be as successful and creative as you!
All the best! Sewing is fab, and completely addictive! If you can find a City & Guilds pattern cutting course at a local college, you will be on the right track pretty quickly. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
I’ve just given you a Liebster Award as I love following and reading your blog http://dreamingofavonlea.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/liebster-award/ Hope you don’t already have one, although if you do you can just fill up your blogging display cabinet more! Hope you can pass it on as well xxx
Cool! 😀 Thanks, I have a feeling the Leibster is one I have yet to receive! Thanks, and I’m glad you like the blog, even if I don’t update for over a month sometimes… :s
Well, I have also nominated you for the Liebster award too, so if you haven’t received it, maybe you can enter again? Anyway, I do like your blog so I thought it’d be nice to include you!
Thank you so much! 🙂
Cute blog, just found it by clicking around on some links on other blogs and found yours!
Thanks Abigail, hope you find it interesting! 😃
Super nice blog. Thank you for sharing these useful tips 🙂
Hello. I like your blog. I love to make something out of fabrics but ai don’t know how to sew. I usually just glue them together. 🙂