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Clare Szabo
Dressmaker, animal lover, daydreamer, moon river.
Dressmaker, animal lover, daydreamer, moon river.

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No Patterns Needed Blog Tour- the Cape Sleeved Top
I'm super pleased to be taking part in the Blog Tour for Rosie's fabulous new book, No Patterns Needed. If you're not yet familiar, Rosie's new sewing book consists of 15 sewing projects that you make without the use of a traditional paper pattern. Based on...

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Introducing Sewn Sustainably
I have some exciting news! Over the past months I have been working seriously hard on a project to launch sustainable sewing lessons, now known as Sewn Sustainably. Sustainable? Huh? Eh? Well, this is something I am really passionate about, my values having...

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La Catarina! Seamwork dress
It feels like summer has finally hit London, so I thought I'd finally get around to blogging my new favourite dress. If you follow me on Instagram you may remember I showed my inspiration dress, which was this lovely maxi dress from Whistles.  I love the do...

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Coming to America (and Canada as usual)
Hello! I've been making (as much as is possible with River and her pooping ways) and have a few cool things to show you all, but I wanted to quickly blog about my upcoming big road trip. We're pretty excited in Chez Szabo as we're visiting some new areas in...

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Getting my jumpsuit on again Vogue 9075
WHHHHAT UP. I am back. And, what have I got for you? Another jumpsuit! After the success of my much-loved Named Ailaaki jumpsuit , I didn't think I'd find another that I liked as much, but Vogue 9075 comes close for lots of reasons. Plus it's brought me out...

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The Clare Coat!
Hello! I have returneth from the depths of poopy nappies and over-caffeination to proudly introduce my latest make - the Clare Coat ! Not only am I a little chuffed with myself for completing a rather large sewing project, but also one that has my name on i...

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Funny how time slips away: McCalls 6436
Well, hello there, my it's been a long, long time... ...since, I came round these parts and showed you something I made MINUS a huge, big growing belly full of baby. But, it's no illusion, Mama and Elvis are back in town! It's been almost 4 months since Riv...

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A round belly and a round cocoon coat
Another blog post! I hope this last hurrah of energy means baby Szabobobo is on her way... I've been meaning to blog my coat since November, but just never got round to it. I've been sewing lots (and not just baby stuff), it's just I never really felt like ...

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I just can't help believin'
That I have met such an amazing bunch of people (& community) through sewing. Yesterday, I thought I was meeting Tania and Sally for a relaxed lunch in Cafe Rouge in Greenwich followed by some wedding make-up shopping for Sally in the afternoon. I even pack...

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Sewing for the man. Burda 7045 shirt.
This latest project was promised almost two years ago. I'm that crappy when it comes to sewing for Mr Szabs. On a trip to Berlin, some moons ago, we went to the very cute and candy store-like Frau Tulpe . If you're ever in Berlin, I definitely recommend tak...
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