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Lookbook: Vintage Jersey Fabrics

I wonder how many clothes in our wardrobes have a knit construction? I bet it is a higher percentage than even 10 years ago. Stretch fabrics are comfortable to wear, often with a lovely drape but they can be trickier to sew compared to woven fabrics. I don’t have tons of experience sewing with stretch…

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Vintage fabric: Food glorious food

Food has been pretty central to this period in lockdown. From planning what we are going to eat to in-depth discussions on video calls with family on what we have eaten. Navigating the now complicated experience of food shopping and collecting for our local food bank. So it will be no surprise that I’ve pulled together…

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Sewing with Vintage Fabrics

When I find a piece of vintage fabric for my shop I imagine what it will be turned into and enjoy giving suggestions. I always ask customers to share photos of their makes and wow, you haven’t disappointed me! I’m impressed with how creative everyone has been during lockdown, sewing some fantastic styles. Tops have…

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The Vintage Fabric Detective

My top tips on where to buy vintage fabrics ‘Where do you find the fabrics?’ is a common question I’m asked by customers and friends. I’ll admit, it isn’t easy finding vintage fabrics and I stumble to give a straight answer. Here is an attempt to share some of my vintage shopping secrets… 1. Look…

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Whats in My Fabric: Viscose

For Fashion Revolution Week, I have been looking into the properties of our most common fibres and their effects on the environment. Cotton & Polyester are the most common fibres in our clothes and fabrics. Viscose is a close third. Particularly popular amongst dressmakers due to its beautiful soft drape qualities. In clothing, it is…

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Fashion Revolution Week: What’s in my fabric?

My Five takeaways from this inspiring week This week I’ve been taking part in Fashion Revolution Week, to find out more about the processes that go into making my clothes and fabrics. Being in lockdown means I’ve been able to attend more events than ast year as they have all been online. It has been…

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Make Hoop Art From Vintage Fabric

Fabric Scrap Busting A super quick project to create colour for your home. I often find swatches of vintage fabric that I love but are too small to do anything with. Such as this vintage Liberty silk paisley swatch. Gifted to me from Simply Vintage at The Stitch Festival, I couldn’t resist all those bright…

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How to Make Bunting

An Easy Fabric Scrap Busting Project Bunting is a fun way to use up odds and ends of vintage fabric and dressmaking offcuts. A great project for beginner sewers. Materials Apx half metre of fabric, or use up fabric scraps to make bunting in various sizes, shapes, prints and colours3m (9ft) of bias binding, 2.5cm…

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Let’s Get Comfy with a Vintage Style

If you are planning to use the time indoors to catch up on your sewing then here are a new selection of vintage fabrics for you to create something beautiful with. It looks like we are going to be at home for a while so we might as well get comfy. I’ve pulled together some…

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Rosy Sews Modern Vintage

Bright coloured vintage scarf in her hair, I loved Rosy’s vintage look when we met at the Knitting & Stitching Show last Autumn. Of course we had lots to chat about, both being vintage and sewing fans! Rosy has a sewing vlog on You Tube so I sent her a set of my scrap busting…

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