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6 online sewing classes for beginners

Last month some work pals and I set up an online sewing class where we all make the same project and those of us who have sewn before help out those who are beginners. As not everyone knows someone who…

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10 easy sewing patterns for beginners

Starting sewing can be a bit overwhelming, can’t it? There are so many patterns out there and they are all so different it’s hard to know where to start. Well let me make it a bit easier for you. Here…

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French Poetry Pleiades 1 sewing pattern review

*The fabric used for this dress was a pr product from Rainbow Fabrics The pleiades 1 dress was the first pattern I’d come across from French Poetry and I bought it immediately. It looked like the perfect tea dress which…

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A/W 2020 catwalk inspired sewing patterns

I never really feel that confident with what I’m sewing during summer but when Autumn comes around I am ALL. OVER. IT. This is my element. I love trawling through photos of fashion weeks (it is actually my dream to…

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Ad | Get the Look with Makerist

This week I’ve partnered up with Makerist for my Get the Look. Makerist are an online shop with hundreds of patterns from independent designers which I use to find matches for ready to wear garments so they were the perfect partner…

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Sew Over It Alderley side slit dress hack

When I was on a mission to find a cami top pattern with a bust dart that I liked I stumbled across the Sew Over It Alderley top. Considering Sew Over It are one of the biggest UK pattern companies,…

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Nina Lee Kew top pattern review

If you’ve been following me a while you’ll know I finally hopped on the Kew bandwagon by making a skirt version of the Nina Lee Kew dress. I have since made the top part of the dress as a crop top twice and love it.

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Ideas for virtual parties that AREN’T quizzes

It’s week 18557302 of social distancing and if, like me, you might scream if someone suggests yet another quiz then I’ve got your back. I’ve rounded up some ideas of what you can do to virtually socialise with friends in…

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Get the Look | Joules

I was looking through my drafts and realised I hadn’t shared my last Get the Look blog post so it’s about a month late but here you go. This one was researched by Joy who is the founder and owner…

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20 amazing fiction books by black authors

Not all of these books are explicitly about being black, after all, white authors don’t only write about being white, so why should black authors have to? Instead, I’ve chosen books that are just really good reads from a variety…

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20 picture books to help you talk to your children about race

After I wrote my post on books you should read by black authors I was asked to share my recommendations for kids books. I’m may not be a parent but I am a children’s book editor and have worked with…

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