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.
Hey they sew folk, how’s it all going with you all? It’s not bad here- spent last weekend visiting Mama FOB in the country and managed to pop into Millie Moon in Frome. Mother FOB came away with a Merchant & Mills patterns (which she has now added to my sew list for her) and … More No time to lose- True Bias Emerson Pants
Looky here, nothing for a year, then another post after only two weeks! I have just come back from an amazing trip to Finland…a huge thank you to Pete and Raisa who were kind enough to show us around, feed us and let us into their Finnish family for a few days. Going away always … More Unexpected winners- A Finnish submarine & Seamwork Loretta top
Hello there sew pals, It’s been a while, but after nearly a year sitting on the subs bench, I’m happy to be back in the game. I was tempted to wait until next week to publish and it would have been exactly a year since my last post, but I resisted injecting a false sense … More I’ve not been gone long, I’ve just been out back…The Collins top.
I am sure you have all had that moment when you sit at work and think to yourself “Why am I doing this?”. The brain can then wander off in all directions, searching for the dream vocations that would cease the musings and be wall to wall terrific. My daydreams take me to those presenters … More Sending the Craft Channel my CV: Embroidered Greetings Card
For the most part I can keep my fabric stash in control. I am trying to make more clothes for myself and in being more considered about what I want my wardrobe to be made up of, means my fabric buying is more considered too. However this all goes out the window when it comes … More Big Bouquets for not so little ladies.