rachagainstthesewingmachine

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

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shopping in london again

hi friends!   today i’m showing off my purchases from my third trip to goldhawk road, with a little bit of walthamstow thrown in.   i went with one of my friends from work who is also way into sewing.  i’d heard lots about walthamstow and the man outside sainsburys so we went to check him out first.  he had lots of fabric but not looaaadssss that i loved.  however

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wedding bunting!

hi everyone!   i’ve been waiting to blog about some bunting that i made for a wedding until i had some pictures of the bunting “in action”.   my cousin’s best friend got married last thursday, and i was asked to make the bunting for the decorations.  oh the pressure!   my cousin bought lots of half metres of different peaches and mint greens with different patterns from ebay.  they

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fabric shopping in london

after hearing all the hype about goldhawk road’s fabric shops, I decided to take a trip to the capital to see what it was all about. I mentioned to my mom (patron saint of sewing help) that I was going to go down, and she decided to come too. I’m glad she did, it was nice to have someone to say “ooo I love this!” to. I wasn’t disappointed! there’s

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dinosaur dungarees, a teeny sewing space and planning a trip to london…

  i love these little dungarees!   i made them for my nephew, can’t wait to see him in them.  bonus points of being an aunty – all the joy of sewing baby clothes and having cuddles but without all the responsibility of round the clock child care! the pattern is from the great british sewing bee – sew your own wardrobe.  i omitted the side buttons.  i couldn’t work

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