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Recent Fabric Haul

I unfortunately live in an area where sewing isn’t really popular. There are a couple of fabric shops but their fabric choices are very limited and pricey. This means that any trip abroad I make involves some kind of fabric shopping. I’ve always envied reading about people living near fabric shops and districts. I loathe… Continue reading Recent Fabric Haul

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The Plantain Top

  When I first started sewing a year ago I was really wary about spending money on the wrong things. I had a sewing machine but nothing else, and honestly starting from scratch with fabric, notions patterns etc isn’t cheap. Once you have a stash sewing becomes affordable but until then you’ve to buy everything… Continue reading The Plantain Top

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A More Successful Holiday Make

Again for my north African holiday I made a simple dirndle skirt, this uses no pattern and is perfect for beginners. I made it using two remnants sewn together then gathered, with a waistband, an invisible zip and a deep hem. The fabric is a lovely grey with white dots, I think it’s cotton although it… Continue reading A More Successful Holiday Make