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East London Vintage Fair

Pop up vintage fair at Wiltons East London

Pop Up Vintage Fair at Wilton’s Music Hall Thursday 21 July 4:30 to 9pm Pop Up Vintage Fairs London is back at Wilton’s Music Hall after a 2 year break and I wasn’t going to miss the chance to spend the evening in this fantastic venue! Vintage shopping, cocktails, live music and dancing! A great…

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Towelling fabric for summer

vintage flannel towelling fabric

This super versatile fabric is perfect for summer. Cool and absorbent, it can be used for shorts, dresses and beach cover ups. Or even throws for the beach or park, comfy and absorbent cushions or a handy beach or picnic bag. I have a small edit of vintage towelling fabrics for sale. I’ve listed some…

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A garden of floral fabrics

Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show I’ve pulled together an edit of pretty florals and pink vintage fabrics Living vicariously through the TV, I’ve been watching the beautiful garden designs at the Chelsea Flower Show. The stories behind the gardens and all the work that goes into them fascinate me. This year I was particularly…

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The Vintage Fabric Detective

Great British sewing bee reduce reuse recycle week

My top tips on where to buy vintage fabrics The Great British Sewing Bee is back and ‘Reduce, Reuse Recycle’ is always my favourite week. The contestants never fail to amaze me with how they resourceful they are with the scraps. The contestants were asked to source duvet covers for the made to measure challenge.…

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Dressmaking patterns now available at Olive Road London

Paper patterns from Maven Patterns and Seasons of East I met Sharon from Maven Patterns , her husband Richard (from James Tailoring) and their daughters at the Knitting & Stitching Show in October 2019 and loved their patterns. The clean designs that champion vintage fabrics, classic with a vintage style. Shop now Choose from the…

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Vintage sewing inspiration with Seasons of East

I’ve teamed up with Seasons of East for some vintage sewing inspiration. I discovered this new indie dress pattern company at Knitting and Stitching show. I was drawn to their vintage inspired designs and beautiful reusable packaging. Sign up for my newsletter for an exclusive discount off Seasons of East patterns Seasons of East was created…

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Five Reasons to Visit The Stitch Festival

Find me at Stand H37, The Business Design Centre, Angel, Islington. Book Tickets Here Use promotional code XHIB41 for £3 off the regular ticket price. I’m really looking forward to The Stitch Festival next week. As an online business, it gives me the chance to meet and chat to my customers. Plus I can immerse myself…

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Sewing gifts for vintage fabric fans

What do you buy the sewist who has everything? How about a pattern set to help them use up small pieces of fabric that are left over from dressmaking. I’ve curated an edit of gifts ranging from a small pack of vintage fabric with patterns at £5 to a large gift box at £50. The large gift…

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Sewing Workshop and Winter Market

20 + 21st November | Craft Central | The Forge, 397 Westferry Road, London E14 3AE I moved into a studio in Craft Central in the summer and I love being there. I have small and cosy studio decorated with some of my vintage fabrics. I really enjoy being surrounded by other creative businesses and…

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