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Handmade Red Felt #christmasstockings are now available to buy in both my shops! @cachao_toys in #PrimroseHill and #MuswellHill
Option to #personalise available!

#londonsews #christmas #stocking #handmade


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#toiletselfie I finally made a lined coat. I got this lovely, soft Melton wool from @sewoveritlondon for my birthday and managed to make a #tessutioslo within a month, which must be a birthday miracle. The colour is way out of my comfort zone - I went shopping to find a dove grey wool and came back with this 🤷🏾‍♀️ Paired with my #kalleshirt in my usual colour palette. #isew #isewmyownclothes #makersgonnamake #sewistsofinstagram #londonsews #oslocoat #tessutipatterns #sewoverit #kalleshirtdress #sewoveritshowoff


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My haul from yesterday’s @londonstitchersmeetup! It was a lovely afternoon spent with lovely sewing people! Thank you so much to @cocowawacrafts and @1stitchforward for organising! .
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#fabric #fabricstash #fabricaddict #feedthestash #sewcialist #londonsews #londonsewsocial #imakemyownclothes #sewing


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Yay for @sistermintaka ! I got these lovely @albstoffe organic cotton cuffs and fabric from the pop up shop at the @newcrafthouse so good!

#sistermintaka #londonsews #organiccotton #albstoffe


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Current favourite weekend look now up on the blog, featuring @truebias #nikkotop in gorgeous but tricksy rib knit from @sewmesunshine.uk and my @tillybuttons #sewingcleo 🍁🍂🍁 #sewingblogger #sewing #isew #dressmaker #memade #memadeeveryday #instasew #sewistsofinstagram #millenialsewing #londonsews #makersmovement #abmlifeiscolorful


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Can’t wait to make this beautiful fabric into my new favourite sweater. Thanks to @sistermintaka’s lovely pop-up at @newcrafthouse #fabric #fabriclove #london #londonsews #sewing #handmadewardrobe #sparkles #christmassewing #sweaterweather #atelierbrunette


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My latest bargain fabric haul - a beautiful mid-weight crepe from @thetextilecentre at the top which is going to be a #v9075 jumpsuit for an upcoming wedding, and a freaking perfect drapey blush knit jersey from @poundfabrics which is going to make the cardigan of my dreams - with pockets, of course!
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#sewing #sewistsofig #sewistsofinstagram #makersofig #ilovesewing #lovetosew #sewcialists #fabric #isew #sewaddicted #londonsews #sewists #sewsewsew #handmadewardrobe #handmadeeveryday #imakemyclothes #memadwardrobe #memade #selfishsewing #floral #crepe #jersey #fabrichaul #fabricstash


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Made an awesome cozy sweater a few weeks ago, love wearing it! Also reminds me of Harry Potter #swaeter #fall #autumn #harrypotter #gryffindor #mustard #red #warm #cozy #memade #isew #londonsews #ldnont #londonontario #519


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Hello World - @rachelhm09 first #2018makenine is finished! What better location to take some photos of the @threadtheorydesigns peacoat than Maritime Greenwich...absolutely freezing today but at least @tazer_floyd is getting some wear out of it!
The main fabric (a black acrylic of some description) and silver anchor buttons are from @minervacrafts
She also interlined it with flannel for warmth. She did not make any pattern adjustments and it fits well. This was her first ever outerwear project and I give her an “A! ” With all the different pattern pieces, interlining, lining and interfacing she is pretty sure she cut out about 100 pieces for this (especially after totally misunderstanding the pocket instructions first time and having to recut those as well.)
Her sewing machine died half way through and spent three weeks at the repair shop - but amazingly it sewed through the thick layers with no trouble. In the end it took her about two months from tracing the pattern to sewing on the buttons - with a freak accident right at the end where she somehow managed to get a needle stuck into both her thumb and index finger at the same time! That must of hurt!
Despite all this, she loves this pattern and considers making another - if she could just get someone else to cut the pieces out for her!

#icantbelieveimadethis #goldstreampeacoat
#threadtheorydesigns #vegansewing
#makemenswear #sewingformen #londonsews #maritimegreenwich #oldroyalnavalcollege #sewinginspiration #sewersofinstagram #sewistsofinstagram #helloworld


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My first ever #memade cardigan, and my entry for the #cosycardichallenge 2018! This is the #peppermintslouchycardi, a wonderful @inthefolds pattern that you can download for free from @peppermintmagazine.
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This cardi has the perfect length and ease to make it super indulgently snuggly. #secretpajamas for sure! It was a really simple sew - no issues at all. This wearable muslin was sewn up in a cheapo knit fabric (probably 1000% poly. Ugh! But the colour is 💯🙌) that had been lounging in my stash for a few months, but I will definitely run up a couple more for work in nicer fabric. Our office resembles an ice box over the winter months so they will definitely get loads of wear now the weather is turning!
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@amanda_isewalot @thestitchsistersuk #sewing #sewistsofig #sewistsofinstagram #makersofig #ilovesewing #lovetosew #sewcialists #fabric #isew #sewaddicted #londonsews #sewists #sewsewsew #handmadewardrobe #handmadeeveryday #imakemyclothes #memadwardrobe #memade #selfishsewing #cardigan #peppermintsewingschool #freepattern #ithaspockets


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I've been adding some neutrals to my very print-heavy wardrobe lately. I had focused on making statement pieces with prints over the last few years and although I wear them a lot, they need to be combined with solids. So, since I'm trying to avoid RTW, I've been looking for good patterns for basics. Recommendations welcome ☺️
Here is the #seamworkjane a in a ribbed jersey from @fabricsgalorelondon and the #gastonpattern from @republiqueduchiffon in an off-white denim from Rolls and Rems in Lewisham.
@seamworkmag #republiqueduchiffon #fabricsgalore #seamworkpatterns #imakemyclothes #slowfashion #madebyme #maker #londonsews #makersmovement #memade #memadeeveryday #sewingbasics #millenialssewing #indiepatterns #imadethis #modernsewist


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Such a beautiful pink! Perfect for that special little girl in your life. 🌸 #stitchinfab #stitchinfabrics #londonontario #ldnont #519london


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How perfect is this pumpkin plaid? It’s so vibrant and just in time for Halloween 🎃 👻


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I wear my black denim @helens__closet #yorkpinafore at least once a week, if not twice. Those pockets, right? And SO comfortable. I can't even...
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So I am biting the metaphorical bullet and have cut out a second version in this beautiful floral canvas(? or heavy twill?) from the world famous #manoutsidesainsburys in #walthamstow - only £5 per metre 😍!
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So excited to wear this all 👏autumn 👏long 👏y'all!
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#sewing #sewistsofig #sewistsofinstagram #makersofig #ilovesewing #lovetosew #sewcialists #fabric #isew #sewaddicted #londonsews #sewists #sewsewsew #handmadewardrobe #handmadeeveryday #imakemyclothes #memadwardrobe #memade #selfishsewing


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20 degrees in mid-October? This British climate is not so bad. Summer dresses with tights all the way 😉 #handmadewardrobe #slowfashion #imakemyclothes #maker #vogue8723 #londonsews


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We here at Skillville would blooming (pun intended) love to learn how to make and use botanical dyes to create beautiful textiles like these. If you’re a skilled dyer (is that the term!?) post a lesson on Skillville for free and share your knowledge whilst earning extra income! 🌼🌸
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Photo and textiles by @botanical_threads


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#SewingTip
Buy good quality tools. Claire @yellowpurplezebra stated “I can’t believe what a difference a decent pair of scissors made to my sewing. Mine are Kai 7250 from Japan and they are wonderful to use. Worth every penny.” #kaiscissors #sewcialists #sewist #londonsews #memade #diywardrobe #sewersofinstagram #sewersofinstagram #fabricscissors


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Day 18. Activewear or Loungewear
Next year plans. #2019makenine

#sewphotohop

#sewcialists #sewist #londonsews #memade #diywardrobe


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Day 17. Fitting S.O.S.
Help! As you can see, I have wrinkly fabric between my armhole and chest in most patterns I make. I don’t think they are too small - I think it’s excess fabric. I usually take out a small wedge of the pattern from the centre front as a cheats version of a small bust adjustment. I don’t see how I can take out fabric here without affecting the armhole. Am I just being picky and I need that bit to be able to lift my arms?

#sewphotohop

#sewcialists #sewist #londonsews #memade #diywardrobe #fittingissues


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Finished my second #southportdress just in time for my holiday (and by finished I mean I hemmed it at midnight the night before I left and brought the buttons to sew on when I got here), and it’s the only thing I want to wear in the warm weather. Also: #ithaspockets.
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Pattern: #truebias Southport dress.
Adjustments: graded in a couple of sizes at the waist to reduce excess, raised the neckline a little, used shirring rather than a drawstring waist, and cheated by sewing the buttons straight on without making button holes.
Fabric: lovely quality viscose twill from #themanoutsidesainsburys in #walthamstowmarket for £4/m.


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Day 16. Sewcial
If it hadn’t been for Ana from @cocowawacrafts posting an open invitation to go to see Phantom Thread (and me feeling brave that day!) I’m not sure I’d have met any other real life sewists! Shortly after that Ana and Giorgia @1stitchforward started @londonstitchersmeetup and I met more lovely people. Then, last month I was lucky enough to go the #sewingweekender organised by Kate, Rachel from @thefoldline and Charlotte @englishgirlathome where I had a great time meeting new people from all over the country.

So I want to say and big huge thank you to Ana, Giorgia, Kate, Rachel and Charlotte for helping me, and lots of other people, to become part of this brilliant community in real life!

#sewphotohop

#sewcialists #sewist #londonsews #memade #diywardrobe #phantomthread #womenrock


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Day 15. Ugliest fabric or make (what was I thinking?)

#noregrets

Ok, I might have made some things that aren’t quite right or quite “me” but I really don’t have any regrets. And I’ve always got a seam ripper to hand! I’ve learnt from all my projects and I only buy fabric that I love!

#sewphotohop

#sewcialists #sewist #londonsews #memade #diywardrobe


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