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The Big Stitch Campaign: How I made an evening dress from a curtain

My studio has over 50 lovely sewists passing through each month and many hours are spent stroking fabric and getting over excited about new projects in like-minded company. Occasionally we do some work. Grace came in a few months ago with a vintage curtain and I literally jumped up and down when I saw it.  The design had bold fruit in gorgeous colours, surrounded by a vine in turquoise. It reminded me of Marimekko fabric and Josef Frank all rolled into one. I helped Grace to construct a simple shirft dress with it and she took it away to finish. A few weeks later, Grace came back with the other half of the pair of curtains and gifted it to...

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Guest blog post for The Village Haberdashery on Top Tips for Sewing with Double Gauze

I am very pleased to have written a guest blog post for one of my favourite shops The Village Haberdashery. I first went there in 2013 and was giddy to see so many beautiful fabrics and patterns all under one roof.  I also did a workshop there with my friends on a girly weekend down South the following summer, and I always try to visit when I am in London.  The post is my top tips for sewing with double gauze.  It is a lovely, soft fabric to wear but I have discovered a few things along the way and, most importantly I hope that you can learn from my mistakes! My most recent make is a Tilly and the...

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