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    Sewing & Growing in a Post Lockdown World

    Things have definitely changed in the Bagladybird world since lockdown began, but don’t worry we’re gently easing out of lockdown and I’m starting to see students face to face, starting with one to one lessons in August and group lessons…

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    A Day in my Lockdown Life

    Many of you might be wondering what a Dressmaking Tutor does when all face to face contact with students has to be paused due to a worldwide pandemic. You might assume that I’ve got heaps of time to sew and…

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    A gift to myself! – Joes Toes Slipper Kits

    One Sunday morning a few weeks ago I was browsing Facebook on my phone in bed, as you do, and I stumbled across Make your Own Slippers Kits from Joes Toes. This instantly peaked my interest as I was in…

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    Ethical Shopping – In Siem Reap Cambodia

    I’m going to be completely honest here! I wrote and published a fantastic detailed report on Ethical Shopping in Siem Reap, Cambodia, however one small technical (operator) error and I managed to erase the entire post!! And since then, this…

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    Dress a Girl Around the World

    What if every girl had just one dress? Around a week before we were due to come to Cambodia, I came across a UK not for profit organisation on Facebook called Dress a Girl Around the World UK. They encourage…

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    Silk Farm, Siem Reap, Cambodia

    On one of first few days in Cambodia, while we were still acclimatising to the heat (although speaking to people here I don’t think you ever get used to it) and recovering from jetlag, we spent a very enjoyable afternoon…

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    Preparing and Panicking

    It’s been a super busy week this week as we jet off for 2 weeks holiday today to Cambodia (where my parents live). I’ve been busy preparing for the next workshop as well as finishing a bespoke dress for a…

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    Ethical Fashion & Me

    Something happened to me last year – I started to care about who made my clothes and how they were treated. The catalyst for this was The True Cost documentary, which I watched on Netflix one evening when Gary was…

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    Focus – My word for 2016

    Each new year, for the past few years, instead of a New Years Resolution I have set myself a word of intention for the year. The word of 2014 was LOVE and in April 2014 I found the love of…

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    Lesson Learned – Do not be afraid to start

    For such a long time already I have had ideas running around in my head about how I am going to make my dream come true of earning my living from being creative. I have had various false starts and…