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Claire Cooper
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Tilly & Gertie
Just before my summer holidays I made the Cleo pinafore dress by Tilly and the Buttons but had to order buckles as the ones I could get in the local shops were too big. It's a perfect dress to wear in the autumn and winter as you can layer it, and on those ...

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You must try this dying technique - Amazing results!
Last week I was fortunate to take part in a local youth camp called Staying Alive . It's organised by the Church of England but brings together leaders and youth from a range of Christian backgrounds. I was helping lead a group but had also been asked to ru...

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How to hack a basic bodice into a halter style top - tutorial
A few people have asked how I created the bodice for my maxi halter dress. - it's relatively easy. You will need: A basic bodice pattern. Scissors Tape Paper ruler/ french curve. I used the basic bodice from Gertie's ultimate dress book but any basic bodice...

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Maxi Halter Hack
Since getting into sewing 6 years ago I have always been inspired by Gertie and her love of fabrics and pattern adaptations. When I saw this fabric I originally thought it might make a Gertie style Tiki dress. but the fabric lacked the body needed for such ...

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My First Pair of Trousers
I did it - I made trousers and they are wearable! Way back in the early part of the year I make a muslin of trousers from Burdastyle magazine. They did not fit! Way way too tight,  and the back rise and crotch curve were just wrong. So I set out on drafting...
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