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Riley GloHaven X Marigold Dress

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Riley GloHaven X Marigold Dress

Do you ever see a fabric and your jaw just drops??? That's what happened to me when I saw the new Riley Blake Designs GloHaven fabric range. WOW. Lila Tueller has outdone herself designing this range.   The colours in this range are drop dead gorgeous. Intense, bright and the prints are a delight. The PEACHES!!!  This fabric came to me at the exact right time, Marigold was just going into testing and I knew it would be perfect for this dress style.  Marigold has quite a few options, for this dress i opted for the straight neckline, mini length...

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Who is your sewing BFF?

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Who is your sewing BFF?

I recently had the chance to join in the Sewcial BFF Sewing challenge , its a monthly event where you can pair up with your virtual sewing best friend to create an outfit using either the same fabric, or the same dress pattern. Sewists from all over the world form friendships and get chatting about their special projects. This month, the lovely Becca from Sunflower Seams and I became sewing BFF's. Becca designs for Simple Life Pattern Co, so we decided it would be fun to sew each others patterns using the same fabric range! We chose a gorgeous new Riley...

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Tutorial: Fabric Dying

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Tutorial: Fabric Dying

6th July, 2020   How To Dye Fabric - Using a Commercial Dye - By Jodie Pascoe Do you ever find that the perfect fabric for your project is getting harder and harder to source? You might find it in the right type of fabric but the complete wrong colour or vice versa. Dying your own fabric could be the answer and its actually a lot easier than you think. To start, you need to pick the correct dye for your fabric type. Popular dye brands are Dylon or Rit, which can be found at your local craft / fabric stores.....

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Tutorial: Using a Wing Needle and Other Decorative Stitches

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Tutorial: Using a Wing Needle and Other Decorative Stitches

23rd July, 2020 Blogger: Jodie Pascoe Using a Wing Needle and other Decorative stitches   Most sewing machines have different types of decorative stitches that allow you to add some creative flair to your garments. Often we don’t even try them, however with a little test run and a specialty sewing needle, you can really elevate your project.   Wing Needle Using a wing needle can give your project a sweet vintage feel with little effort. They can be purchased from many sewing centres or even from Ebay. Check your machine to see if you need a special foot, although...

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