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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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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Automatic buttonhole foot janome

Struggling with sewing buttonholes? Here’s a post full of tips and tricks to get you confidently sewing buttonholes; to give you a really comprehensive overview, I’ve drawn on a wealth of knowledge from sewing friends, the very knowledgeable Diane of Dream.Cut.Sew and Suzy @sewing_in_spain! Let us start by saying, as with all things sewing, the …

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