Ah McCalls 6696, what a bout we’ve had! You may recall that I documented Round One with this dress? It ended with me, well, losing … resulting, as it did, with a garment that was more tent than dress. However, I wasn’t ready to throw in the towel just yet – I really wanted to go the distance with …

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Collar tutorial

Following on from our Sewing Buttonholes : Tips n Tricks! post, today I bring you our Top 10 tips to stop you getting hot under the collar, curtousy of my lovely sewing friend, Suzy aka Suzy aka @sewing_in_spain. Over to you Suzy! A quick online search will bring up many styles of collar, but here we’re going …

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Sew together for summer shirtdress

You’d be forgiven for thinking, as a co-host of #sewtogetherforsummer, that I’ve  sewn a dozen shirtdresses before but…no. The Challenge was very much designed around the idea of encouraging us to dig deep into our pattern stashes and surface with a project kept on a back-burner for far too long. I’m certainly no exception – …

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