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Michelle Pye February 4, 2019 0
Best laid plans

Best Laid Plans After seeing the weather forecast last week for the weekend, we decided to have a sewing weekend. We planned all the meals, got in anything we needed from the shops, made sure I posted the birthday cards that I should have sent & paid the newspaper bill.

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Michelle Pye January 16, 2019 1
Sewing Over the Holidays

Sewing Over the Holidays Did you manage to get time to sew over the holidays? With all those people to see, cooking & partying to do, my time was very limited. I also spent some time tidying up a corner of my workroom. In a pile of stuff, I found

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Michelle Pye January 6, 2019 2

Accessories to go with the Padded Coat I had a bit of fabric left over, after making the padded coat I made for my sister before Christmas. So, as a surprise for her for Christmas, I decided to make some accessories to go with the coat. She likes to wear

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Michelle Pye December 19, 2018 2
Padded Coat

I have, at last managed to finish the padded coat for my sister Wendy. Those of you who have been following the progress of this coat will know that she kept on changing her mind about details, like the pockets. I loved working with the fabric & it made up

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Michelle Pye November 23, 2018 1

New Stock Over the past few months, every time I seem to reorder stock, something seems to have gone up in price. I’ve been trying to keep my prices the same & have been searching for new suppliers who can provide the goods I want at the price & quality

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Michelle Pye October 24, 2018 0

On Sunday evening, I was lucky enough to get tickets to go to the V & A museum to see a showing of the DVD McQueen. I’ve been a member of the V & A for three years & they have been sending me member’s events every month in all

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Michelle Pye October 18, 2018 0

Simple Garment using Beautiful Fabric I saw this lovely fabric when a wholesaler sent out his rep. in September. It is a Ponti Roma jersey print. It reminded me of a Picasso painting. So, I just had to have it in the shop. As soon as my sister Wendy saw

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Michelle Pye September 13, 2018 0

I’ve been working on using up some cotton fabric recently. I had this roll of fabric left from when I used to make hand painted shirts. There was more on the roll than I thought but I have just about used it up now. You may remember me making a

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Michelle Pye July 16, 2018 6

I Made It. When the world cup started, I made a promise to myself that I would sew whilst it was on & get some nice new clothes for my holiday, do the alterations, which have been hanging around forever & reach the target of getting my fabric stash down

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Michelle Pye July 13, 2018 2

Waistcoats all over the Place I know most of you are a bit fed up with the World Cup. Don’t worry it’s all over on Sunday. As you know I usually decorate my shop window for all sorts of occasions. You may remember the last World Cup when I went

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