Tag Archives: English Couture

How Do You Use Reinforcement Tape?

I treated myself to some of this armhole reinforcement tape recently. Only one problem. I’ve never used it before! I’ve draped it on the outside of my make, so that you can scrutinise. I take it I canĀ use around necklines, … Continue reading

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Sewing Essentials To Stock Up On

There are some sewing essentials it’s worth stocking up on. If you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself doing this without even noticing. After several years of sewing, I have multiples of certain items: Elastic in varying widths. So why … Continue reading

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The Swatch Test & Recommended Interfacings

Before… After… As mentioned, yesterday I bought three metres of black wool crepe and black/white polka dot satin. Claire of Sew Incidentally and I pondered whether or not the crepe really was wool (as the Man Outside Sainsburys claimed) or … Continue reading

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Make Yourself A Press Cloth

Do you own a press cloth? Would you like to? For ages, I didn’t bother, only to learn the hard way when I scorched some wool. Fair enough. Personally, I think the best lessons are learned through experience. But if … Continue reading

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Giveaway Winner & Guest Review from … My Mum!

The winner of The Village giveaway is new knitter, Nicole! Happy knitting, Nicole, I’ll be in touch for an address. In the meantime, I thought I’d invite my lovely mum to post a review of a course she went on … Continue reading

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