tartan

Let’s start by saying that I hope everyone has had a very merry Christmas and that Santa brought some lovely sewing goodies to my fellow crafty bloggers. The time off from work has allowed me to get some long overdue sewing started and I didn’t want to waist another moment without sharing it …. For [...]

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Seems a bit lame to post a circle skirt on here after seeing all the latest amazing vintage dresses on here. But hopefully it still counts as retro and hand made! I really didn’t expect to get to sew much else before Christmas so I am so pleased it’s entered the wardrobe before 2014! It’s [...]

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Just a small post about my day job, and the lovely stuff we have created. check out my blog for more

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Started off with butterick 5556 and a plan. Originally I was going to make the ‘dress’ with contrasting skirt but decided it was better to make them as seperates. I just about squeezed the skirt out of the fabric (60″ wide) by cutting the skirt ‘lining’ length and turning the skirt cutting layout from landscape [...]

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So I bought Gerties book for better sewing and have been reading it cover to cover. I decided to start at the begining and go for the first pattern. The pencil skirt. Yes, I am finally going to start the tartan pencil skirt. There were various colours to choose from but I went for blue. [...]

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