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Rosie Martin
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Tropical happiness cycling top
This is the first piece of activewear I have ever sewn. Well, unless you count a swimming costume and a bikini, but I think of those as more relaxing-wear than active wear. I made it using Melissa Fehr's new book, ' Sew Your Own Activewear, ' which as the t...
Tropical happiness cycling top
Tropical happiness cycling top
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Reflecting on a year of sewing
I sewed 37 items this year. 31 of these were items of clothing or accessories for me, and 6 were for other people or projects. The items not for me included three 'nude suits' for a short film, a commission for a magazine and a dress for a drag queen that I...
Reflecting on a year of sewing
Reflecting on a year of sewing
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Three shades of Kabuki
In London it is undeniably the season for long sleeves, multiple layers and cosy fabrics. This has shaken up my sewing plans and all the summery projects I didn't get round to executing have been reluctantly but firmly put on the back burner until next year...
Three shades of Kabuki
Three shades of Kabuki
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Spreading my wings
[Please note: this is quite a long blog post, but part of it is a competition to win one of 5 pairs of tickets to the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace from October 11th to 15th. To get to that bit, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the p...
Spreading my wings
Spreading my wings
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The thing worn
When we moved to a new flat last September I wanted to make a dressing gown. The flat we lived in before we moved had 3 windows.  We called this flat the 'crackerbox,' as it was like a long, rectangular tube with no openings down either side. One window was...
The thing worn
The thing worn
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Candy Memphis Kalle
Spoonflower, the pioneering custom on-demand fabric printing website, are now shipping from a factory in Berlin . They got in touch to ask if I'd like to help them promote this, which meant I would get to use some of their fabric for free, and of course I s...
Candy Memphis Kalle
Candy Memphis Kalle
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The most ethical sweater on the planet?
I made this sweater out of the most responsible fabric on the planet. It's amazing what fabric can be made from. It can be made from recycled  wood chips , it can be made from  spoilt milk , apparently it can be made from  bananas, pineapples and coconuts ....
The most ethical sweater on the planet?
The most ethical sweater on the planet?
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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...
Hands of Horror
Hands of Horror
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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...
DIY bikini
DIY bikini
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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...
Sew Dots - you smashed it!
Sew Dots - you smashed it!
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