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Welcome to The Joy of Sewing

A site for reviewing patterns and clothes I have made as I continue my dressmaking journey.

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Cardigans I have made

I love a cardigan and so does my husband although we do wear different ones! They were invented by James Thomas Brudenell, the eponymous 7th Earl of Cardigan. I’ve worn them short and long and I’ve bought, sewn and knitted them but knitting is a new pursuit and I don’t always make the right choices.Continue reading “Cardigans I have made”

Making Christmas Cards

Every now and then I get the urge to make my own Christmas cards but only when I have seen something I would like to create. This year is one of those years because I saw @nightquilter’s tiny ornaments. The trouble is, I look at things and think ‘Oh, I could make that!’ and setContinue reading “Making Christmas Cards”

Knitting a Codlin Heid

I learnt to knit as a child but have always chosen to sew, feeling that the clothes I make when sewing look better and not quite so handmade as my knitting does. However, over the last year and continuing into this year, I have been trying my hand at different things; learning to play theContinue reading “Knitting a Codlin Heid”

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