• Adventures in Bra Making

    Being obsessed with perfect fit, I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to get round to running a bra course!  If you are waiting to book onto the course, I thought I’d titillate you (yes, pun intended – sorry!) with this bra making tutorial giving a blow-by-blow account of the steps involved in […]

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  • Hemming a full-circle skirt

    Are you watching the new series of GBSB? Love Esme, the new judge! In the first episode, many of the skirts in the final round were marked down for having uneven hems. I sympathise! A little while ago I made the dresses for my daughter’s bridesmaids.  The younger ones (three of them!) had full circle […]

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  • Buying Fabric Online

    Buying fabric online is pretty much a necessity these days. Probably the most common question I’m asked at my classes is “Where do you get your fabric?”. A lot of my stash has been built up whenever I’ve been to America (at Palmer/Pletsch courses or on holiday), otherwise I have to buy online. There are […]

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  • 5 tips for flattering clothes

    When we sew our own clothes we all have a vision of how we want to look, don’t we?  I happily put my hands up to wanting to look younger, but certainly flattered by what I’m wearing, This is especially true when I’ve put time, money and effort into fitting and sewing it myself! Here […]

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