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    Student Stories – Helen W

    Student Stories 2020 – A series of interviews with Sewing School Students in their own words. (2 of 5) Do you remember the first garment you made? I can’t remember the exact one, but my friend Helen and I used…

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    Student Stories – Amanda B

    Student Stories 2020 – A series of interviews with Sewing School Students in their own words (1 of 5) Do you remember the first garment you made? The first proper thing I can remember doing was a skater style skirt.…

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    When is a Me Made Garment Truly Finished?

    What about finishing touches? Or after the fact adjustments and alterations? It it finished when you sew the last stitch? Is it finished the first time you wear it? I believe tweaking and finessing can happen throughout the garments lifetime…

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    3 Sewing Machines that Changed my Life!

    These are the 3 sewing machines that have had the biggest impact in my life! If that sounds dramatic, perhaps it is! If I hadn’t had these 3 machines my life would be very different to what it is today.…

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    Crucial Dos & Don’ts of Sewing Jersey Fabric

    Jersey fabric is something that students often have a fear of working with. Usually this a fear of the unknown. Or perhaps they have tried before and it didn’t work out. But I’m here today to say, “Get over that…

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    5 Mistakes to Avoid when you’re Starting Sewing

    Today I bring a cautionary tale for beginner dressmakers. Mistakes that are commonly made but easily avoided. Picking the wrong size The sizing on sewing patterns for clothes is not the same as ready to wear shop sizing either in…

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    Help! I’m a Newbie Dressmaker – What do I need?

    I’m frequently asked about what tools a beginner needs to start dressmaking. I’m not talking sewing machines here, let’s save that one for another day. I’m taking about all the other bits and bobs that a beginner will need. It…