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Fiona Parker
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Win Tickets to The Great British Sewing Bee Live!
Just a quick post today for my UK based readers (or readers further afield who might fancy a trip to London in October!). There's a new dressmaking event in town brought to us by Upper Street Events in collaboration with Love Productions who brought us The ...

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Teal Linen Turia Dungarees
If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed my quest last week for the perfect pattern to use for a pair of relaxed summer dungarees. I was torn between a few options which I liked various elements of and you guys threw a few more excellent choices i...

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Planning a Handmade Wardrobe with Sewing Journals and Swatch Books
I haven't had all that much time for sewing in the last few months and once things slowed down I felt so bewildered by all the things I wanted to make and the growing size of my fabric stash that I wasn't sewing either. To get back into the groove of things...

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'Creating Couture Embellishment' by Ellen W. Miller
Any of my friends and family will be able to tell you that my love for books, especially huge coffee table tomes about the history of fashion, is verging on an obsession. Especially my Dad who has helped me move my ever increasing collection from flat to fl...

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June Indie Pattern Update!
Hi guys! I warned you that this month's post might be a little late and brief...so here I am three days late but I think I did better than I thought keeping up with the news. What can I say...I addicted to hunting down the new patterns! I've been working on...

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Red Merino Aomori Twist Top
The new Sakura collection from Papercut Patterns had me weak at the knees when it was released earlier this month. I was seriously resenting the fact that a very busy month at work was going to give me limited to no sewing time! Knowing that I wasn't going ...

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Pattern Testing: Orsola Dress from By Hand London
Despite telling myself that I was going to leave pattern testing to one side for a bit so I could focus on my ever increasing sewing queue I saw the design for the latest release from By Hand London and couldn't resist getting my hands on it immediately! Th...

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Black Textured Rigel Bomber
Today I've got a jacket to share with you which has been worn pretty much non-stop since I finished it! It's become the perfect lightweight thing to throw on in the mornings over almost any outfit and feels like a piece of clothing to be proud of wearing ev...

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May Indie Pattern Update!
And we're at the end of May already! Where is this year disappearing to? We've seen the first hint of summer in London and the days are flying past yet my sewing queue doesn't seem to be diminishing...in fact after compiling this list I'm pretty sure it's l...

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Liberty Silk Crepe de Chine M6696 Shirtdress
At the start of the month The Fabric Store got in touch to see if I'd be interested in trying out a selection of their fabrics. Of course I jumped at the chance as I've been addicted to this store since I visited their LA branch 18 months ago and was blown ...
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