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August 2015


Another month has disappeared and I don’t feel that I have created much!


I have been dressmaking a fair bit. Laura wanted to make some dresses herself and asked me to teach her. So far she has created the ‘Walk Away Dress’ that they made on The Great Sewing Bee and also another 1950’s inspired style dress. She has the fabric for two more and again both the patterns she is using are 1950’s New Look inspired. Fitted tops and full skirts!!!


I have also been altering my niece’s wedding dress!!! And just shortening it has taken a time as it has a number of layers – slip, two net, satin and sheer!! The wedding is at the end of the month.

I have been creating my best friends birthday presents but I can’t say anything about them – yet – as her birthday is later this month and I don’t want to spoil the surprise.


Other than that the main lot of my sewing has been postcards, Laura’s monthly duck postcard and then some more in the gate series.


For those of you on Facebook I regularly post pictures of what I am working on and also tips.




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