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A review of ‘Sewing Your Dream Wardrobe’ by Athina Kakou.

If ‘Me Made May’ has taught me anything, it is that my handmade wardrobe is huge, lovely, but isn’t very well planned and often doesn’t work together. For those not familiar, #mmmay18 is an Instagram challenge which offers you the opportunity to wear handmade clothes during the month and possibly use it as a chance… Continue reading A review of ‘Sewing Your Dream Wardrobe’ by Athina Kakou.

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A review of the Tailor’s Friend dress form from Figure Forms.

I am incredibly lucky to receive some wonderful work opportunities through writing this sewing blog, and a few months ago I was contacted by Figure Forms of Cape Town who told me all about their dressmaking mannequin business and in particular the Tailor’s Friend. A hugely important piece of equipment for any dressmaker, whether you are a… Continue reading A review of the Tailor’s Friend dress form from Figure Forms.

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A Review of the April Craftine subscription box and New Look 6302

I feel very lucky to have recently been kindly sent the April subscription box from the French fabric and haberdashery store Craftine. Sewing subscription boxes are becoming increasingly popular, and I could not wait to receive the box and see what goodies were inside! So the boxes are sent over from France and they are issued… Continue reading A Review of the April Craftine subscription box and New Look 6302

Product Reviews

A ‘first impressions’ review of my new Adjustoform dress form.

As a dressmaker, a crucial part of my sewing equipment is my dress form. Up until now I have been using a very old and battered dress form which came to me in fairly bad condition, second hand, several years ago. She has served me well over the years but recently decided that enough was… Continue reading A ‘first impressions’ review of my new Adjustoform dress form.