City & Guilds


Earlier in January, I briefly mentioned that I am taking a City & Guilds course this year. It started in January and it was quite intense to start with as I have not been having homework deadlines for a few years! However, I soon got the hang of it after a couple of weeks.  It […]

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New York New Year

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Things are starting to get back to normal again since we came back from New York. We had a city break in New York and spent our New Year’s Eve there. It certainly was an experience and New York has exceeded my expectations in many ways. Though, I still think Hong Kong has an edge […]

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The Little French Jacket


Most fashion sewers would have heard of the famous jacket from the fashion house, Chanel. Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel (also known as Coco Chanel) invented this little cardigan like jacket in 1950s while other fashion houses i.e. Dior focus on the hour glass shape of dresses and garments. I read once that Gabrielle Chanel life goal was to […]

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Hang on to your love

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  It is the time of the year we see a lot of romantic meal deals with a bottle of bubbly at the supermarket.   Everyone is busy organising their romantic dinner with their loved one.  Some may take their lover to an elegant restaurant as a treat, some perhaps a nice meal at home, cozy together in […]

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Jacket 4

Many of you who have been keeping up-to-date with our Facebook or Twitter will know that I spent 6 weeks learning to make a custom body block for the commercial/fashion industry style of sewing.  For the first 6 weeks I was working solidly drawing the body block and sewing toiles to test the fittings of […]

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Custom pattern block

Pattern cutting

Some of you may know that I have signed myself up for a 6 week course to learn to creating custom pattern block. The course is run by a local sewing school.  It is a very intensive course and requires some basic Maths skills (even I can do it). Why learn to draw patterns? There […]

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A Simple Blue Scarf

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First project for this winter As the day light starts to shorten, I started my hibernation mode for this winter.  There are fewer jobs to do in Phoebe’s Patch this time of the year.  While the winter vegetables are in the raised beds and slowly growing away, I am turning my attention to knitting for […]

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