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Cherry Dress

So this came as a pack, which was a nice thought but ultimately doesn’t take into account the size I am. Shame but nice idea! Nice fabric, very pretty. I somehow got the measurements completely wrong though and ended up slicing and dicing the final piece to the point where it looks just a little… Read More Cherry Dress

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Face Masks

We made face masks for our friends, family and the volunteers I work with. I used this pattern using spare fabric, and fat quarters. But they have been popular and I really think it should become the social norm to wear them.

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Handbag

So this is a pattern from ChrisWDesigns called Coco – it was free when I signed up to their page. I really liked it but had to adapt it a little to my tastes. I tend to prefer a longer strap instead of a short one, and I learnt a lot about interfacing in this… Read More Handbag

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Waistcoat

Next project! I plan to make a waistcoat for the husband. Now, he is a robust lad from Northern Ireland, so I had to seek some advice on adjusting. I’d got the hang of the full bust adjustment so now it is time for the full belly adjustment. Although I have plenty of fabric options… Read More Waistcoat

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Pattern Adjustments

In my frustration this morning, I tweeted a plea to #SewingTwitter for help – if there was a service that could adjust the patterns for me, so they are right. Very kindly, RoseAnnieFlo tweeted back to me! So, a new adventure awaits as well as the Anna Dress – I’m going to do all of… Read More Pattern Adjustments

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Bodyform!

So the gorgeous Mr Jin-Shei bought me a lovely sewing dummy for Christmas. These are fabulous and makes life a lot easier except (you might see this coming) they don’t actually make them in my size. So, having expanded it as far as it goes, we have resorted to duct tape bodyforms using a youtube… Read More Bodyform!