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Amanda's Nina Lee Camden Pinafore

Amanda's Nina Lee Camden Pinafore

Hi Everyone, My name is Amanda (aka I Sew A Lot) and was super excited when the lovely Katie got in touch to ask if I would be interested in writing a guest blog post.  I have followed @sewsewsewuk for some time on Instagram and purchased fabrics in the past which have always been beautiful. The first task was to choose from the amazing fabrics on the site which I have to admit was a bit of a struggle as there was so much loveliness.  Katie had also been in touch to let me know that she was expecting some...

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Sally's Hey June Lucerne Blouse

Sally's Hey June Lucerne Blouse

Hi! I’m Sally aka The Yorkshire Sewist and today I’ll be showing you what I made with this beautiful Lady McElroy Moorside Array Viscose Crepe in Teal, of which Katie kindly gifted to me. The fabric washed really well on a 30 degree wash and yes it does crinkle but nothing that a good iron won’t sort out. I decided to make a blouse for a change! Yes, you probably know by my Instagram posts that I do mainly make dresses but I thought I would make the Hey June Lucerne Blouse as I love the tie detail sleeves on...

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Maria's Charlie Caftan

Maria's Charlie Caftan

The pattern comes as paper and PDF pattern from Closet Case Patterns. I have had the PDF for a while and this is my fourth dress. I have made two short versions and two maxi. The Charlie Caftan is a woven, v-neck loose fitted dress with optional thin waist ties and the biggest inseam pockets ever! The pattern comes with three different versions. The sleeves are grown-on kimono-style and come in two versions. For my last maxi dress version, Katie gifted me this lovely Viscose Crepe. The fabric has gorgeous bright tropical floral print on a black background. The crepe...

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In a Haystack and Pipe Dream Patterns - The Anya Basic

In a Haystack and Pipe Dream Patterns - The Anya Basic

I'm so excited to be the featured fabric shop in this months In a Haystack pack. In a Haystack is a digital sewing subscription pack which has a pdf pattern, a discount code for a fabric shop, sewing articles and other treats. At just £10 a month it is great value for money! Take a look at their website for more details https://inahaystack.co.uk/ The PDF pattern this month was The Anya Basic by Pipe Dream Patterns. You can make a dress, top or bodysuit with either a normal or cowl neckline - it's very versatile! I made the top version with...

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Ogden Ida Swap 2019

Ogden Ida Swap 2019

This is the first time i've taken part in this swap and I really enjoyed it! It's organised by Jen @jenlegg4 and Samantha @purplesewingcloud. For more information have a look at this post. I chose to make a True Bias Ogden Cami as i'd just finished making one for myself and it is a really straightforward and quick make. The Ida Clutch by Kylie and the Machine is lovely and I think i'll make one of these if the swap is run again next year. I had some beautiful green floral viscose in my stash which I thought would look great on Jess @skeinandthestitch. The only...

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