Burda tracing, and a fail remade!

Mr Doodle bought me a Burda magazine subscription for my birthday.  I love the magazine, but my goodness, that tracing is intimidating!  I picked a skirt with only 5 pieces (including pockets) and managed to do it without too much squinting.  The fabric is a thick cotton with a bit of stretch, sold to me […]

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Jubilee hairclips tutorial

Decorate your (or someone else’s) head for the Jubilee! You will need: scraps of red, white and blue fabric, iron on interfacing (optional), pinking shears, hairclip, button, needle and thread.  Also circular objects to draw around. I like to iron interfacing onto the fabric before cutting out, but you don’t have to. Cut out four […]

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Jasmine in flower

Continuing my quest to use the vintage fabric I’ve been hoarding – this is from ebay and I was going to make pyjamas.  Unfortunately I hadn’t realised sewing patterns aren’t the same sizes as ready to wear and cut it out woefully small.  No, I didn’t think of checking the pattern measurements or making a […]

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We zoom to Frome

Mr Doodle and I have just had a long discussion about whether you want/need to know how to pronounce Frome.  It rhymes with zoom.  Ok, done. Anyway….. We went to visit The Vintage Bazaar – it was amazing!  A hall full of vintage clothes, fabric, pattern, toys. I was feeling quite overwhelmed by it all, […]

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