Tying Up Loose Ends

I have just realised that between this blog and my newsletter I have left a few loose ends. Photos I promised to post after projects were finished. So, here is the catch up so you can see what I’ve been doing. Just after Christmas I started to make a shirt
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Happy New Year.

Happy New Year to everyone out there. I know we are in lockdown again but look on the brightside, more time to sew, more time to plan the garden and we don’t have to go out in the cold weather, it looks like we are in for some very cold
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Students Work.

A few weeks ago I was sent these lovely pictures by a couple of my students who came on the course to make a jacket as origianally made by Mlle Chanel. On this course we follow the traditional way to make one of these jackets which envoles quilting the lining
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Hibernation

Here we are in hibernation again. I prefer the word hibernation as it sounds a lot cosier than lockdown. I’m trying to do some sewing again. For some time, I’ve been desperate for some new sweatshirt type garments, just for changing into at night when the day is done. A
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Teaching Under Covid Rules

I am managing to teach at the moment with a few changes to normal. To keep in line with government rules we all have to stay 2mtrs apart. This can cause a few problems when you are teaching sewing skills. I have re-arranged the workroom so that the workstations are
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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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