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In Praise Of Split Bust Darts

Split bust dart on my Lilou dress

I’m currently in the process of making a bodice toile for a potential new make. It’s the Simplicity 2215… 301 more words

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Does Creativity Need To Be Chaotic?

This is one corner of my sewing table right now. I daren’t show you the rest. I’m a firm believer that creativity doesn’t need to be chaotic, yet chaos has snuck up on me. 166 more words

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From Our Own Correspondent

Oh, man! Ever felt the sudden and urgent need for a holiday? I did. Ever sat propped up in bed and watched your finger tremble over the keyboard, before pressing, ‘Confirm payment’? 215 more words

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Inserting A Zip Into Lace

When I think of zip insertions, I recall the lyrics to a Beatles song: The long and winding road … I probably inserted, ripped out and re-inserted this zip about five times. 251 more words

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The Magical Art Of Fabric Manipulation

I love this photograph. It sums up one my most favourite aspects of sewing – the magical art of fabric manipulation. Sometimes it really does feel like magic! 243 more words

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Hold My Hand, Please!

I can’t remember when, where or why I bought this vintage Vogue 5098 pattern, but I can’t stop looking at it. It sat on my desk for a while, and I snapped it on… 312 more words

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Does Sewing Teach Self Knowledge?

I’ve enrolled in another sewing class! I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. To have the mental and physical energy for three hours of midweek learning is a breakthrough. 250 more words

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