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Made Up Quotes - Dorothy Parker

As part of the Made Up Initiative, I thought it would be fun to dig out sewing-themed extracts from books I’ve enjoyed. I’m going to embrace the whole spectrum of books – from children’s novels (oh yes please!) to non fiction, high literature to beach reads. 254 more words

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The Made Up Initiative Launches

Ever bought a sewing pattern during a lunch hour, only to be surprised when the envelope drops onto your mat? It’s easy to spend money without thinking. 775 more words

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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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