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Michelle Pye March 17, 2018 0

Day three, the busiest day of the show so far. The interest in the courses has been good today, with people from near & far. The amount of people at the show today from Leicester was amazing. This morning we arrived at the show really early as the roads were

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Michelle Pye March 16, 2018 0

Day two of the Sewing for Pleasure exhibition. We started the day off today by arriving early so we could go shopping before the show opened (one of the perks of the job!). It turns out it wasn’t me that needed blinkers but Wendy. She ended up with two pieces

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Michelle Pye March 15, 2018 0

Well, here we are again at the Sewing for Pleasure exhibition at the NEC. At last we have a photograph of the stand, Wendy insisted on taking it first thing before I trashed the stand! Those of you that know me would understand that. All our goodies to get us

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Michelle Pye March 14, 2018 0

We have just comeback from setting up the stand at the NEC for Sewing for Pleasure. The Miracle of Setting up Day occured again, my sister Wendy managed to get all the equipment, clothes & stand furniture in to the back of our car! I don’t know how she doe’s

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Michelle Pye March 13, 2018 1

This morning I managed to get this suit finally finished. It is for my sister Wendy & she is going to wear it at the Sewing for Pleasure Exhibition, which we set up for tomorrow. Ready at Last I cried when I presented it to her newly pressed, hot off

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Michelle Pye January 5, 2018 2

Happy New Year everyone, In the last post, I was trying to decide what to wear for the New Year’s Eve dinner & dance we were going to. I had a problem in that at midnight we had to go outside on to the patio of the hotel we were

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Michelle Pye December 20, 2017 6

One of my favourite designers is Zandra Rhodes. So I was delighted to find that there was a new jacket pattern by her when the Vogue pattern book came out in the Autumn. I have a habit of buying patterns & not using them. I bought this Zandra Rhodes pattern

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Michelle Pye December 11, 2017 2

I was brought up by two parents both of whom loved Christmas. My Mum was the biggest child ever, always waking up at the crack of dawn to open her presents. My Dad would hang Christmas decorations from anything that didn’t move. He always had streamers, balloons & tinsel up

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Michelle Pye September 19, 2017 0

Zip Placement. There must be hundreds of ways to put in a zip. Lots of people swear by the method they use & won’t use any other. I use 3 different zip placements for my dressmaking & tailoring projects. I never use concealed zips, as they are the weakest zips

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Michelle Pye September 15, 2017 4

Jackets are Finished. I have at last finished the two jackets I started work on during the two tailoring courses I ran in the Summer. I thought you might like to see the difference in the sleeve application. I use silk organza selvedge  to make putting sleeves in very easy.

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