The big wide business world

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Right, now I don’t want anyone to be worrying about my lack of sewing around here. It may not look like I’m up to much, but some how this year has kicked off to a great start in my Etsy shop, which has kept me busy with orders.

I’m so excited that I can share my latest commission with you. I really enjoy designing and making things for others. It means I get to sew and create new pieces, but I don’t need to buy a bigger house to fit in all my clothes.

The design stages

The design stages

Lining / Mulsin

Lining / Mulsin

The fabric

The fabric


This dress was a custom design and make and I have to say I loved it so much it was hard to send it across the world. Luckily she loves it too so at least I know it’s gone to a good home!

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Coming soon to a sewing machine near me

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls – prepare yourself, wait eagerly in anticipation, nibble on your finger nails until you are left with tortured stumps of anxiety… I have already received my first order of 2014 and I don’t think I could be more excited.

What’s that I hear? You aren’t as excited as me? Such a shame.

I’ll tell you about it anyway.

So as I said I’ve already received a custom order based loosely on this dress. I’m not going to give too much away, but you can have a sneak peak of the fabric and my sketch.

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Starting today I will be working on the pattern and the lining (which will serve as a sort of muslin in case anything goes completely wrong) – I’m so pleased that I found an adjustable tailors mannequin on eBay a last year as now I can fit to that.

Here’s to starting the new year in a fun way and with sewing something not for me.