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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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Bags: Inside Out at the V&A

My six favourite bags in the exhibition I managed to catch the exhibition a few days before it closed. Leaving it until the last minute, the exhibition was busy but I’ve chosen my six favourite bags. 1. Sentimental Lulu Guinness, 1996 Florist’s Basket handbag I’m being sentimental as 1996 is the year I met my…

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St Valentines Pop Up Craft Market

Vintage fabric for sale along with lots of designer-maker arts and crafts. Pop up Saint Valentine’s craft market and workshops on Saturday and Sunday at Craft Central Studios in London’s Docklands. 12 + 13 February, 11am to 5pm Craft Central, 397-411 West Ferry Road, London, E14 3AE Closest station: Island Gardens (DLR), D7 and 277…

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Sewing Inspiration: Beige & Black Vintage Fabrics

What are your sewing plans for 2022? I thought I would start with some practical colourways, neutrals that will work for winter through to early summer. In case, like me, it takes a while to get into the sewing mood. I’ve had a coat and skirt cut out since the Autumn. I must get them…

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Make a Festive Party Top

Pattern and fabric inspiration to make a quick festive outfit The party season has arrived bringing with it a panic of having nothing festive to wear! There is still plenty of time to whip up a quick top to wear with jeans. Or my favourite look, shorts and a thick pair of tights. I’ve pulled…

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Fast Fashion: How did it go too far?

During COP26 there have been plenty of stats on the negative effect of fast fashion on the environment. As a sustainable business it is something I have campaigned about for years and I’m glad to see the awareness growing. But do you ever wonder how we got into this situation. I worked as a fashion…

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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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