Wow, hello blog pals, it’s been a while. The last time you saw me I was rolling around in front of my Christmas tree in velvet and now here we are in a heatwave. It’s true, all us Brits are shocked, that this summer has been true to the poems and postcards instead of the … More We weren’t expecting you- A Named Patterns Reeta Dress
Hello there sew folk, Sorry it’s been so long, but I’m delighted I’ve been able to catch you before festive mayhem ensues. Yesterday we put up the tree at FOB HQ, so it’s hard for this post not to be draped in a little tinsel. Here’s our masterpiece…slightly too big to fit in the space, … More A Very Tactile Christmas- Papercut Kochi Kimono
Hey there sew-pals, It’s been a busy few weeks here at FOB HQ- since last posting I’ve had a few sewing adventures including The Great British Sewing Bee Live, the Anna Sui exhibit at the Fashion and textile museum, plus plenty of gigs, one ballet and also a ride on the Post Office Museum’s Mail … More Executed without Incident- The Seamwork Catarina
Hey sew folk, I hope you are all doing splendidly and moving into autumn with warm drinks and warm socks. All is well here at FOB HQ, after a week of having Brother FOB and then Mother FOB coming to stay. I love the autumn, so am enjoying the turn of the seasons and taking … More Double Trouble- Chestnut Top, CocoWawa Crafts
Guys, I told you I was working on some holiday dresses and here’s another slice of that pie. However with this dress, I feel I’ve got not only a holiday winner but can style through autumn too. After seeing Kate from the Foldline’s vlog about July pattern releases I couldn’t help myself and make a … More Trans-seasonal floral bonanza- the Jazz dress, Ready to Sew
Hello there sew folk, I am on final countdown at work before a week of holiday mega -sunshine. I planned to make 100 flippy summer dresses for effortless dressing options, but my sew queue was reorganised when Ma FOB asked me to make her a dress- she’s also off on holiday this week and wanted … More The Merchant & Mills Factory Dress- introducing a guest star
Hey there Sew pals, I hope all of your navigational equipment is working in the noggin and you are finding a way through August. All is well at FOB HQ, I’ve had a few fabric deliveries and had some time not only to sew for myself, but a few gifts for my favourite ladies. In … More A tigress never matches her stripes- The Rosie Dress.