Sewing for Pleasure Day 3

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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Day 1 NEC 2018

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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The Miracle of Setting up Day

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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Ready, at Last

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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New Year, New Start

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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Zandra Rhodes Pattern

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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Christmas Decorations

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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Zip Placement

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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Jackets are Finished

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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