Lockdown Post 6

Lockdown Blog 6 It’s been a while since my last blog post. I haven’t really been doing anything that would interest any sewers out there. I’ve been doing what most of the country or even world has been doing whilst we can’t go out. Sorting out drawers, cubby holes &
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Lockdown Blog 5

I’m not getting on very well with getting down to doing my sewing. I am busy with all the orders coming in for English Couture. Thank you if you have placed your order with me. I’m also doing lots of research into doing online courses & that’s taking up more
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Lockdown Blog 4

Lockdown Blog 4. I have managed to finish this Summer top. This fabric has been kicking around in my stash forever. As with most of the fabric in the stash it has a story. The fabric is a lightweight pure cotton batik. I was given this piece of fabric about
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Lockdown Blog 3

This is a very strange world we are living in. I’m still managing to get down to the shop once every week- day to send out the orders coming in via the website. The rest of the time I’m working from home. It has been very busy on the orders
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Lockdown Blog 2

Lockdown Blog 2 Another week gone by and we are still in lockdown. I think I’m starting to get used to this. We have got into a routine now and I feel quite settled. We are getting up slightly later than when we are at work properly but only by
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Lockdown Blog 1

Lockdown Blog 1 I can’t believe that it’s been over a week since we started this lockdown. I’ve been so busy the time has flown. I used to work from home when I ran my dressmaking business a long time ago. So, it’s sort of the same. Of course, when
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Tailoring Courses

I’m doing lots of Tailoring courses in the next few weeks. It’s a great time of the year to doing tailoring as the weather is not great for going out & working with lovely tweed or wool cloth is very warm & comforting. I start teaching the tailoring courses with
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Showerproof Coat

Showerproof Coat I’ve just finished making myself a showerproof coat. Trying to decide which colour fabric to use was the first big decision but I eventually went with the red padded coat fabric we have recently had in the shop. I decided that I needed a new coat after I
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