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True Confessions – I Secretly Still Like Getting Photographed With Strangers

This was me today. Long-term readers may recall that back in June of last year, I took Me Made June to a whole other level by getting photographed with a different stranger on each day in June, whilst wearing a … Continue reading

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True Confessions – Everything Ends Up On The Floor

My mother would be so ashamed of me. (Hi, Mum!) This isn’t how she brought me up. Yet, when it comes to sewing, all the rules of tidiness go out of the window. Take, cutting out. No, really, take it … Continue reading

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True Confessions – Sewing Is Disastrous For My Eating Habits

Whoo-boy. Do I really have to admit this? I like to think of myself as a healthy eater. I’ll tell anyone listening about how I get my five-a-day. And then sewing enters the picture… This is how it goes. I’ll wander … Continue reading

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True Confessions – I Often Can’t Remember If I Already Own The Pattern

What are you, crazy! Of course these aren’t all the patterns I own. They’re a selection. Edited highlights. The cream of the crop. (The duds are hidden in a drawer whilst I take several years to resign myself to getting … Continue reading

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True Confessions – I Don’t Look Like Wot I Look Like In My Blog Photos

Okay, okay. Let’s not get carried away here. I have the same nose. And hair. Teeth, eyes, fingers, toes – check. All present and correct. But when you look at the wider picture … it’s not all quite as it … Continue reading

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True Confessions – I Sometimes Sew Deshabille

For about a micro-second, I considered snapping a Christine Keeler style photograph of me behind my sewing machine – but then realised that would be one of the most stupid decisions of my life, putting such a thing on the … Continue reading

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True Confessions – I Lie About My Stash

Thank you all so much for engaging with last week’s inaugural True Confession! I learnt so much – namely, that I’d been doing nothing wrong. Ah, the lovely sensation of a shed load of guilt lifting off my shoulders… But … Continue reading

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True Confessions – Lining Skirts

I thought it might be interesting to run a series of ‘True Confessions’. I offer up a secret, you laugh at me – or give me advice! – and then people can share their own True Crafting Confessions in the … Continue reading

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Making Cushion Covers

I bought this 1950s barkcloth on my summer jaunt to the Isle of Wight. I’m pleased to have finally covered two cushions that had seen better days, even utilising scraps of fabric left over from this skirt. I forced myself … Continue reading

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Fabric Focus – Wool

The above photo shows just how myriad wool can be. Six swatches, all of them completely different. The details are from top left, working clockwise: Waffled wool coating, £23.95 a metre Blue grey line check floppy wool mix tweed suiting, … Continue reading

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