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Can we become more responsible in our making?

'Sustainability' is the real buzz word for the moment. Everywhere I look, I see the words: sustainable, eco-friendly, carbon neutral, the list can go on. But how can I actually make a difference as one person? I was recently watching the BBC programme 'Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashion's Dirty Secrets' and I was actually very shocked… Continue reading Can we become more responsible in our making?

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Vlog #3

I've just recorded a vlog and uploaded it to YouTube. I'm speaking about my recent makes, which do have a slight 'children TV presenter' vibe to them but nonetheless they brighten a gloomy day. And also I've shown my new fabric purchases which seem to be very plain!! Please follow this link to watch.

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Tilly and the Buttons – Marigold jumpsuit

I've always wanted to have a jumpsuit and after making my faux jumpsuit using the Sew Over It Ultimate Culottes and the True Bias Ogden Cami, the Tilly and the Buttons 'Marigold' jumped to the top of my 'to sew' list. I live in the Midlands and when listening to the Stitchers Brew podcast I… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons – Marigold jumpsuit

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What’s better? Tracing or Cutting patterns.

The sewing community seems to be split on tracing out patterns or cutting into your patterns. I admit, once upon a time I was all for #teamcut however as my independent pattern collection has grown, I've moved over to #teamtrace on a few occasions. I'm going to give the pros and cons of each camp:… Continue reading What’s better? Tracing or Cutting patterns.

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Sew Your Style 2018 Competition.

Whilst I was searching the events listing at the NEC I found the Sew Your Style 2018 Competition ran by The Pattern Pages sewing magazine. They had 4 categories: Vintage Refashion All in the detail Accessories I feel that my handmade wardrobe is modern with a slight vintage twist. This may come about because of… Continue reading Sew Your Style 2018 Competition.