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Amy's Self-Drafted Dress in Gabriella Peachskin

Amy's Self-Drafted Dress in Gabriella Peachskin

Hi Everyone I’m Amy of almondrock.co.uk and I’m super excited to share my latest make with you, so big thanks to Katie for having me here to guest post! Abstract prints like terrazzo or matisse style cutouts are having a fantastic revival. They’re so bold and imperfect and interestingly can evoke different feelings depending on the colours mixed in. After spotting a dress on Pinterest I had been searching for a great abstract floral print and sewsewsew came to the rescue. I needed a terrazzo that wasn’t on a pale or white base as that doesn’t suit my colouring so...

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Amanda's Sew Over It Kate Dress

Amanda's Sew Over It Kate Dress

Hi there everyone, It’s Amanda (AKA @amanda_isewalot) back on the Sew Sew Sew blog with a lovely summer make for you. I was super excited when Katie asked me if I would like to get involved with the blog again especially as she has added some beautifully summery fabrics to the site just lately. My plans have certainly turned towards sewing for the warmer months of late as we have been enjoying some glorious sunshine and lovely warm weather. When checking out Katie’s site I definitely had some kind of summer dress in mind with a vague plan for a...

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Made By Jacks Mum Adventurer Raglan Sweatshirt

Made By Jacks Mum Adventurer Raglan Sweatshirt

When this Dinosaur Brushed Back Sweatshirt by Stof Fabrics arrived I couldn't wait to sew it up into something for my boys. Made by Jacks Mum do a fantastic selection of childrens patterns and the Adventurer Raglan Sweatshirt was perfect for this fabric. I used plain black ribbing for the neckband, waistband and cuffs.  I cut out an Age 3 and an Age 5. One of the great things about MBJM pdf patterns is that you can turn off the layers for the sizes that you are not going to sew which makes sticking together and cutting out the pieces much...

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Sewing a Sew House 7 Toaster Sweater - Hints and Tips

Sewing a Sew House 7 Toaster Sweater - Hints and Tips

My lovely mum has written this blog post about sewing your own Toaster Sweater...   The Sew House 7 Toaster Sweater #1 instructions are excellent, these are just some hints and tips which may help you to sew your own Toaster. I used this beautiful Sparkly Glitter Sweatshirt in Pale Pink  to make this sweater. This fabric is 60 inches wide and I used 1.5 metres. I pre-washed the fabric at 30 degrees with an 800 spin (the same as I will use to wash the finished garment). I made version 1 in a size medium with no alterations. I folded the fabric selvedge...

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Holly's Cosy Winter Casey Sweater by Experimental Space Patterns

Holly's Cosy Winter Casey Sweater by Experimental Space Patterns

Don't you just love cosy-ing up in a snuggly sweater at this time of year? I know I certainly do! When Katie at Sew Sew Sew had a drop of the new Stof Fabrics in, it was so difficult to pick a favourite! They are all stunning but this Mountains Sweatshirting stole my heart. I love to ski and the little mountains pattern reminded me of the gorgeous mountains when we go skiing. We have another trip planned late in January so I couldn't help pick this one to sew up a cosy jumper to take with me! This fabric...

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