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Some exciting And She Made news

February 24, 2018
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Exciting news at And She Made headquarters today. We’ve been named as one of the ‘ones to watch 2018′ in William Gee’s guide to the best sewing blogs to follow in 2018.

Featuring other sewing bloggers and Youtubers such as By Hand London and Sewn, we’re in great company.

Here’s the full article with details of other sewists to keep an eye on (and while you’re at it, feel free to read this round-up of the best indie sewing companies I wrote for the site too)

And not only that, but we’ve also made the cut as one of the top 60 sewing blogs on Feedspot, coming in at number 49. Not too bad, eh?

And She Made William Gee Feedspot sewing blogger

And She Made William Gee Feedspot sewing blogger

 

I really appreciate those of you who read my blog, even if it sometimes feels as though it’s just my Mum reading. It’s a bit of a labour of love and I just love having a place where I can look back and see what I’ve made over the years.

As ever, you can follow me on the below links. I’d love it if you gave each one a click:

You can follow And She Made on Bloglovin here

Follow my recent makes on Instagram here

Keep up with my personal antics on Instagram here

Like my (somewhat neglected) Facebook page here

And, finally, my personal Twitter feed is here

Thanks for reading!

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A knitting update

October 30, 2017
Knitting And She Made

Although I spend most of my spare time sewing, it’s not my only love. I began knitting around five years ago and after a few false starts, finally picked it up at a stitch and bitch class when I lived in Cardiff. Now that I live in London (and away from my sewing machine), I’ve started to pick it up again in the evenings. It’s definitely something creative I can get on board with in front of the TV or a box set. There always seems to be one thing stopping me though. The thing I don’t enjoy about knitting is the time it takes to finish one thing and I have grand plans for things to make. If you follow me over on Pinterest you’ll see that.

Knitting And She Made

Currently, I have a nearly finished blanket, an almost-at-the-halfway-point cropped maroon jumper, have started some socks and am attempting another jumper in self-striping wool. The last two projects have only been started in the past month so it’s really not too bad, but it just takes so long!

Knitting And She Made

Knitting a jumper while watching The Killing

Knitting And She Made

The blanket in progress

Knitting And She Made

Working on the huge knitted blanket

Knitting And She Made

I’m always on the lookout for ways to pick up the pace on my knitting. Two of the projects I’m currently working on are knitted on chunky wool but I also love the look of thinner wool – it just takes so much longer. If you have any failsafe techniques for quick knitting then hit me up!

I have, however, managed to finish a few projects. I wear my favourite ever lilac snood all the time in winter and I’ve made at least two others much the same, plus a knitted striped scarf in some wool I bought from Sincerely Louise at last year’s Handmade Fair. Hopefully one day soon, I’ll be able to show you some other finished projects!

Here’s me wearing it with my siblings last Christmas:

And She Made lilac snood

And here’s one from early 2014 when I must have just finished it:

And She Made lilac snood

It gets a lot of wear and it’s still holding up pretty well!

Do you follow me over on Instagram? I post my makes and updates over there!

Crafting ideas, Dressmaking & sewing, Featured

May sewing plans

May 1, 2017
And She Made May sewing plans

It’s the first of May, which means that it’s nearer to the summer. And that means we can start planning what we want to make for the warmer months.

I’ve been inspired loads lately and just want to make a huge amount of summery dresses, strappy tops and lovely skirts, so here’s my rundown of what I’m planning on making soon.

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Named Clothing’s new Playground collection is out now

March 2, 2017
Named Clothing Playground collection

Hot on the heels of the recent preview, Named have released their new sewing pattern collection online.

The Playground collection is inspired by the practicality and simplicity of children’s clothing but, better still, this collection is just for adults! Modern yet elegant and both simple and playful, the sewing patterns all look incredible and I can’t wait to make these up!

The collection includes dresses, tops, culottes, a wraparound playsuit, a denim jacket and even a pair of dungarees! Let’s take a look at some of the pieces.

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