rachagainstthesewingmachine

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

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lilou dress for #thatssewgeorge

Hi everyone!   I’m showing off my Lilou dress today, which is a dress I’ve not made before!     This came around when Char got in touch, asking if I’d like to be involved in a sewing bee type thing making a dress from a duvet.  I said yes straight away!  The company working with George at Asda got in touch, and I picked the duvet I wanted to

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colette laurel

  hi everyone!   well this has been a kind of unplanned absence from the blog.    In the time since I blogged last, I’ve been to orlando!  It was so magical.  I wore lots of me-made clothes and I’m glad I made so much!  Moneta dresses saved my holiday (chubby legs and the hems of my shorts = excessive leg rub.  Dubbed “chub rub”.  not comfortable!) and my alder

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clemence skirt – love at first stitch

like everyone else in the sewing world, I bought myself a copy of Tilly’s love at first stitch a couple of weeks ago. I saw the clémence skirt and knew I wanted to make it.    now I’m back from my hols I need something to sew (obviously!) so decided to make the clémence skirt to wear out for my other half’s birthday meal on Friday.    I took a

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