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The Jennifer Jumpsuit: The on-trend Summer staple.

The Jennifer Jumpsuit: The on-trend Summer staple.
This pattern has 4 pieces: front bodice, back bodice, front trouser and back trouser.  There is also an option to have a fully lined bodice which I didn't use at this time. The  jumpsuit came together very quickly in less than an hour.
Attaching the zips, binding neckline and sleeve edges were a breeze and instructions can be found on page 114-115; 120-121.

The Christie Circle Skirt: A simple sew with amazing results!

The Christie Circle Skirt: A simple sew with amazing results!
As a circle skirt lover, one thing I have come to realise is really important is waiting for the hem to drop. As circle skirts are made on the bias [*note that this skirt was cut on the cross-wise grain*], the fabric is likely to drop in different areas of the skirt. As such, you should wait before hemming your skirt.

The Philippa Pinafore Dress: Stylish and oh so versatile!

The Philippa Pinafore Dress: Stylish and oh so versatile!

This pattern is marked a three star difficulty (most of the other garments are two stars) and there definitely were some new techniques for me. I’d never done a half elasticated waist before, it was quite fiddly and a bit different from elastic all the way round, because you don’t pull the elastic through a channel, you insert it from the long side. It felt a bit counterintuitive and was a bit fiddly, but it worked a treat! It’s so nice to have it fitted at the back waist but still have a nice clean flat front. Definitely more half elasticated waists in my future!

 

The Etta Shirt Dress: A guaranteed show stopper!

The Etta Shirt Dress: A guaranteed show stopper!
African wax print fabrics are also perfect for new beginner dressmakers, being woven they are easy to create a variety of different projects from. From the projects within the book, the Etta dress was the one I just said ‘wow” as I turned the page! A classic shirt dress which a closely fitted bodice teamed with a flared skirt. A timeless piece that will be perfect for the summer days to come.

Full bust adjustments: A step-by-step guide.

Full bust adjustments: A step-by-step guide.
In this guest blog post, Emerald (aka @highbellamy19) shares the step-by-step process that she used to create a full bust adjustment alteration.

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Virtual African Wax Print Pop-Up! Friday 3rd April 2 pm Facebook Live!

Virtual African Wax Print Pop-Up! Friday 3rd April 2 pm Facebook Live!
Hi everyone! Join me at 2 pm this Friday on Facebook Live for a virtual African wax print fabric pop-up! I'll be showing all of my gorgeous fabrics...

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