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Rosie Martin
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Hands of Horror
I finally turned my custom made fabric into a piece of clothing! And I love it! I posted about my trip to Contrado - the fabric printing factory in North London - last April. It only took me unttil November to cut into the fabric and 3 months more to show y...

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DIY bikini
In classic me style, I'm writing a blog post about a homemade bikini when the last of the crispy orange leaves are being blown from the trees by cold winds in London and the mornings start with breath visible in frosty air. I'm hoping at least one person fr...

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Sew Dots - you smashed it!
Sewists! Enormous thanks and massive high fives to you! With your usual energy and verve you got stuck right into the 'Sew Dots, Raise Lots' challenge and donated a massive £781.29 to the RNIB. It's a mighty amount - with Gift Aid it's actually £898 - and y...

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Sew Dots prizes
Thanks so much to everyone who has already pledged to participate in my #sewdots challenge  to raise money for RNIB, who provide all sorts of services to help people with sight loss live independent lives. You guys have already raised £100, which is 20% of ...

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Polka dots can't stay alone
When I think of dotty fabric, I pretty much think of your classic black on white - or the inverse - dots. I think of a straight up, evenly spaced, perfectly round polka dot pattern. The kind of dot Minnie Mouse makes her dresses from (I'm assuming she sews)...

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Sew Dots
This is me in the first shirt I ever made, back in around 2008 I reckon. It has a lot wrong with it - the dots don't match up, I cut the sleeves without placing them on the fold so they're half as wide as they should be (whoops!) and the collar is actually ...

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The triangle; a summoning symbol
The last five designs in 'No Patterns Needed' are all defined by the triangle. When I suggested to Laurence King's commissioning editor that I create sewing tutorials based on the simplest geometric shapes, I already had ideas for designs that employed rect...

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Eternally rolls the wheel of being
The middle section of 'No Patterns Needed' is devoted to the circle. Each of the designs is built from sections of or full circles, and harnesses the organic power of this free wheeling shape. Whereas the rectangle has flat sides and four corners, meaning y...

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The rectangle - our starting block
The first 5 designs in 'No Patterns Needed' all spring from the humble rectangle. The 5 rectangle designs from 'No Patterns Needed.' Photography by Victoria Siddle. The rectangle is a reassuringly familiar shape. We humans love to make things with the recta...

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Shaped like me; body positivity through sewing.
It's one month until my book 'No Patterns Needed' comes out! Yaaaaaay! I can't believe it is finally here. And here's the cover. I love it! It's designed by the wonderful Evelin Kasikov , as in fact is the whole book. When people ask me what the book is abo...
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