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I broke it.  My sewing machine.  Only a little, but broken it is nonetheless. So this morning into the shop it went for a week’s stay.  Oh poo. Now, I do have a rather lonely overlocker and so on the … Continue reading

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Essential planning session

I now have a ‘completed’ pile of sewing options.  Fabrics are paired with patterns ready to go to pre-wash stage as required.  I did need a few new pieces to complete the set …. Interestingly most of the patterns I’ve … Continue reading

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Catching up

Guess what?  I’ve started making a pair of trouser for myself.  Yes.  Very exciting for me anyway.  They’ve got a rear welt pocket, front flap pockets and a fly front.  Cool.  Anyway, I’ve traced and mostly sewn them up in … Continue reading

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For me? How loverly

A while ago TJ held a giveaway and I was lucky enough to win the November 2009 Manequim magazine.  I love it when the post brings something other than bills! [Note this post is picture heavy] I’ve never seen this … Continue reading

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