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Refashioners Challenge 2018

Refashioners Challenge 2018

I didn’t think I’d get the opportunity to take place in the Refashioners challenge this year as I’m taking part in a separate sewing challenge - the Ready to Wear Fast. This means I can’t buy any ready-made clothes including second hand charity shop items. The refashioners challenge is essentially to make something new from unwanted garments and this year’s theme is “Inspiration”. However, my sister, Jess, recently asked for my help to restyle a size 18 prom dress into a size 10 skirt so that she could wear it to the eco awareness section of a pageant she was...

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Sew North West - The Goodie Bag Swap

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Sew North West - The Goodie Bag Swap

It’s October and that means it’s almost time for Sew North West! This is the first sewing day hosted by Fabric Magpie for local sewists to get together and do what they love in good company. Today’s post is just to provide a bit of clarity and inspiration for the goodie bag swap for those who’ve asked. The first thing I want to say about this is there is absolutely no pressure for you to take part. You are more than welcome to attend the event without participating in the swap, this is just an added little bit of fun...

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My Handmade Wedding Dress

My Handmade Wedding Dress

My husband and I… (do we still get a cheer for that?) got our wedding photos back from the photographer recently and I’m excited to be able to share the finished outfit with you all. It truly was a labour of love with its fair share of road bumps along the way, but absolutely worth it. In my most recent vlog, part 4 in the series, I share how I answered the question “should I make my own wedding dress?” as well as a good few photos and a final round up of the patterns I used. You can find...

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The Sewing Weekender 2018

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The Sewing Weekender 2018

This time last week I was frantically prepping to head to the Sewing Weekender. A few months earlier I’d been equally hysterical at 7am when trying desperately to book a ticket for this event which notoriously sells out incredibly quickly. I felt a blog post about my experience would be a nice way for me to reflect and see if it lived up to the hype.

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Top 5 Tips for Online Fabric Shopping

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Top 5 Tips for Online Fabric Shopping

Buying fabric online can be a little daunting at first. Not being able to feel the fabric or check it up close before you pay up may seem odd if you’re used to shopping in person. I used to fear shopping online but when I realised there wasn’t the same quality fabrics in my local area I plucked up the courage and learnt a few things along the way. So here are my top 5 tips for fabric shopping online.

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