rachagainstthesewingmachine

a blog about my adventures in dressmaking, crochet, knitting and anything else i try to make.

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leicester market

hi everyone,   i thought it was too much to post on instagram, so here are the details of a little fabric shopping trip if you fancy tagging along:   10am meet at leicester train station on 6th Feb, it takes 10 minutes to walk to the market from the station according to google maps. we’ll leave the train station around 10:30am – should give trains enough times to arrive

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let’s hang out!

hey sewing friends! every year the NEC have a stitching/knitting/hobbycrafts show in march and i think there’s a few people who potter along that i know of.  i’m not hailing this as a proper meet up (charlotte is the queen of arranging those!) but i thought we could meet up while we’re there.  after all, if there lots of us in the same place, surely it’s nice to go to

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au revoir 2015!

hi everyone! it’s the end of my second full year in dressmaking, eep!  i’m not sure i’ve ever had a hobby that i’ve kept for so long, at least, not that i’ve done so frequently!   this year i’ve conquered a couple of milestones which i’m proud of.   at the start of the year, i was making extremely unseasonably summer clothes, ready for my holiday to florida which was

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BlogLovin

<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/14578067/?claim=xbe3447qauz”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> just started using bloglovin and i need to paste this text onto the blog before i can claim it.  so consider it claimed!

leibster award

hello everyoneeeeee, it’s been a while (or at least it feels like it!). amy from whatamymade has tagged me for a liebster award, which is lovely, thanks amy! so i’m pretty rubbish about writing facts about myself, and if you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll probably be reading duplicate information, but i’ll try and knock a few out! 1)  i really love making things.  anything really.  sewing, knitting,

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zip repair

hi all! i’m back for the second time this week, more cheerful and more positive about my sewing! if you read the last post, i’m sure you’ll have sensed a bit of disappointment and lack of enthusiasm about the dress i made. it sounds silly and i was going to edit the post, but the neck line going all wrong really did annoy me because the fabric was lovely, and

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