Camel Wool Melton Traveller Coat
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by Fiona Parker
6d ago
Those of you who follow me on Instagram may have seen on my stories that I spent a large chunk of December working on a new coat. I've been meaning to make one for the last couple of winters but never seem to find the time. This year I planned ahead and got the fabric early (I think back in August!) and the forecast of a very cold spell here in the UK before Christmas motivated me to get going.  Read more ..read more
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Green Satin Christmas Sicily Slip Dress
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by Fiona Parker
1M ago
If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I've been working on a pretty epic coat project for the last month or so. It's now finished and I can't wait to show you all but after all that sewing I'm struggling to muster up the enthusiasm to take photos and write what I imagine will be a fairly epic blog post. So in the mean time you're getting a Christmas party dress! Read more ..read more
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Elodie Wrap Top & Flint Shorts
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by Fiona Parker
2M ago
As usual, I’m playing catch up and still sharing some of my favourite summer sewing projects! I also don’t have much to share in the way of winter appropriate sewing as my sewing time has been occupied with sewing baby clothes ready for the rapidly approaching arrival of my niece. I'm also about to tackle a big coat project which I think may take me some time...I'm excited to get my teeth stuck into a long and complex project though. Read more ..read more
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Embroidered Gingham Sofia Top
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by Fiona Parker
3M ago
I made this top a while ago and it has swiftly become one of my favourites. It has been particularly good for that late summer into autumn season when I find it tricky to know what to wear. It looks great with jeans or wide legged trousers. The pattern is the Sofia from Victory Patterns which I've used once before to make a dress but I wanted something a little different from it this time. Read more ..read more
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Rust Red Tencel Twill Saguaro Set
Diary of a Chain Stitcher
by Fiona Parker
4M ago
I, like many others it would seem, loved the unique design of the Saguaro Set from Friday Pattern Company as soon as it was released. Fashionable secret pyjamas at their finest. I like that FPC designs always have a sense of fun to them. I did have a few doubts about how much I would enjoy wearing an outfit which flashed a bit of midriff as it’s not an area I love, but I’m pleased I took the plunge as this is cleverly drafted to sit in just the right spot so that I don't feel too exposed at all. Read more ..read more
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Cotton/Rayon Everyday Dress
Diary of a Chain Stitcher
by Fiona Parker
5M ago
I loved the look of the recently released Everyday Dress from The New Craft House as soon as they posted a sneak peek of it on their Instagram. So I was over the moon when it appeared in my inbox as Hannah and Rosie kindly sent it over as a gift for being part of their ambassador programme. I've taken a while to get on board with the puff sleeve trend but it is definitely starting to grow on me. And yes I liked it enough to make it even with all that gathering to do! The fabric actually made the gathering really quick and straightforward. It is lightweight so gathered up easily and it has ..read more
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Paprika Linen Zero Waste Trousers
Diary of a Chain Stitcher
by Fiona Parker
6M ago
I really enjoyed making my top version of Birgitta Helmersson’s Zero Waste Gather Dress last year and decided it was about time I tried another. This is the ZW Block Pant. Her patterns don't come with much in the way of pattern pieces (this time it was just a patch pocket and template for shape at the hem) and instead instructions to draw out the pattern pieces on your fabric. It is really fun to do something a bit differently when you've done as much sewing as I have. I also like that drawing it out really helps you to understand the drafting and how it all works together. The key to ma ..read more
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Floral Viscose Jacquard Pauline Dress
Diary of a Chain Stitcher
by Fiona Parker
7M ago
I'm going to start this post with a confession. I didn't expect to like this dress as much as I do! I loved the style of the Closet Core Patterns Pauline Dress from the moment it was released but I wasn't 100% sure whether the design would suit my proportions. I'm so glad I pushed those doubts to the back of my mind though as I absolutely adore it!  Read more ..read more
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Black Linen Vali Top
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by Fiona Parker
7M ago
Hello! Long time no blog. Read more ..read more
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Merino Fall Turtleneck and Port Flint Pants
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by Fiona Parker
1y ago
I've been a little uninspired to sew of late. I always find my sew-jo has a little lull in the winter months. I find the warmer weather so much more exciting to sew for and I can feel my motivation creeping back with the first bulbs peeking up at this time of year. However, I have recently added two winning winter garments to my wardrobe which have seen a lot of wear since I finished them in January. Read more ..read more
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