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A ‘behind the seams’ factory tour with Fashion Enter.

Last Friday, myself and some other sewing bloggers were lucky enough to be invited along to visit the premises of Fashion Enter and Fashion Capital.  It was a perfect opportunity to learn about a thriving ethical garment production factory, here in the U.K, which is also home to some incredible training and development facilities too. So, off I… Continue reading A ‘behind the seams’ factory tour with Fashion Enter.

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My Secret Valentine Exchange swap 2108.

Time has really run away from me just lately and I have just realised that I did not blog about my Secret Valentine Swap experience last month. So, for those who are unfamiliar, this is a friendly crafting swap, organised by the amazing Sanae and Ute and I understand that this is the fifth year of it taking place.… Continue reading My Secret Valentine Exchange swap 2108.

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A lovely day sewing on #sewsaturday at The Sewing Cafe in Hinckley

I’m guessing that a few of those of you reading this will already know about the Sew Saturday event that we have every year here in the U.K. If you are not familiar with it, it is an annual event, organised by Sew magazine, which enables us to celebrate our local bricks and mortar independent fabric… Continue reading A lovely day sewing on #sewsaturday at The Sewing Cafe in Hinckley

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Dressmaker of the Year – Winner for the ‘Ready to Wear’ Category.

I’m still pinching myself. A few months ago, I decided to enter The Dressmaker of the Year competition. Not because I thought I had any chance of coming anywhere, but because I noticed that if you entered you would receive a free sewing pattern. I wasn’t sure which garment to enter, but in the end… Continue reading Dressmaker of the Year – Winner for the ‘Ready to Wear’ Category.