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Bend Like The Green Reed

“The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm.” Confucius

The M6885 is a GREAT pattern.

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15mm - the rule of thumb

15mm. I never knew this tiny measurement would become such a key part of my life. But it’s the standard seam allowance in most sewing patterns and now I can eyeball 15mm with impressive accuracy. 206 more words

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7 Years Of Blogging & Giveaway

Wow, how did that happen? Seven years of sharing my sewing, my life, my dog. It’s my bloggiversary today. I’ve made lots of lifetime friends, I’ve made a lot of clothes (I just chucked some out this morning!) and I’ve written lots and lots of words. 158 more words

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Butterick 5455

Looking for the perfect dress to layer with cardies, that can make either a summer or winter outfit? Welcome to the Butterick 5455! It’s a much lauded pattern, sadly out of print. 451 more words

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How To Sew A Really Good Pleat

I have one big issue with pleat instructions in sewing patterns. They instruct you to construct pleats from the right side of the fabric, but we usually mark crease lines on the wrong side of fabric. 153 more words

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Interview with Mark Creasey, Girl Charlee UK

One of my favourite makes from Girl Charlee UK

When I decided to leave a steady job, I discovered allies and compatriots in the most unlikely of places.

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Behind The Scenes At Did You Make That

Behind the scenes posts are always fun, aren’t they? So without, further ado…

Here’s the sewing machine that is permanently set out in a corner of my living room. 285 more words

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