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Vicki Boddice
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Recently started sewing and crafting to help with dieting (busy hands help)
Recently started sewing and crafting to help with dieting (busy hands help)

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Easy Tee Sew-A-Long: Part 2, cutting out
After preparing the pattern yesterday, tonight I cut out the various pieces of the Easy Tee and pinned the front and back pieces together ready to sew tomorrow. To do this step I used my rotary cutter, cutting mat and pattern weights. I use some pebbles I c...

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Easy Tee Sew-a-Long: Part One, The Pattern
I am excited to be taking part in the Easy Tee Sew-a-long using the pattern from  It's Always Autumn .  The pattern has a number of different versions, all free, so you can choose from a plain top, raglan sleeves, Peter Pan collar, pattern drop or colour bl...

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Lekala 8001 Tunic - A successful top
Following on from my last post, I have managed to make a successful tunic top using the free Lekala 8001 pattern from here I was very optimistic about the pattern, as I had to provide my measurements for bust, underbust, waist, full hip, with options to add...

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Butterick 4685: Disaster Toile!
After making my brilliant circle skirt, I decided that I really should make a couple of tops to go with them and Butterick 4685 really took my fancy, the tops looked so pretty and I could see myself making all views of it. At the weekend, I traced out my pa...

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The increadible kindness of others
It feels a bit like Christmas today, I have, sitting beside me, a huge bag of fabrics and I'm itching to get started working with them. Before I do anything I thought I would blog about how this all came about.  A lovely lady used to do a lot of sewing and ...

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Finally Finished Skirt - New Look 6056
It's finally done, and to be fair, it is an easy pattern that took me far longer to do than it should. The skirt is a circle skirt, made from two panels cut on the bias and sewn together, with a waistband and zip.  There are no real complex steps to this, h...

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My Grandmother's Sewing Box
I had a wonderful relationship with my maternal (and parternal) grandparents, with so many memories of being with them when I was younger.  My grandma playing the piano and baking with us, my grandad joining in my sister and my make believe games and fort b...

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Attaching my waistband to New Look 6056
So last night I finally got round to progressing my New Look 6056 skirt, which is from their Project Runway collection. I had already done most of the work, it just needed the waistband attached and hemmed, but as it is a circle skirt, the hem is a little d...

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Knit Camp 2014 Bobble Hat
I have been busy studying recently, having just had another batch of my accountancy exams, so my sewing machine has unfortunately been relegated to it's bag so that I could use the table. Still, you can't study all the time, and so I have used this last cou...
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