rachagainstthesewingmachine

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

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sewing for my mother

hi everyone! today i’ve got my first post about selfless-sewing for you to read. it was my birthday in august so i took a week off work. i didn’t want to waste my days off and i fancied a day trip somewhere. i roped my term-time-working mom into going to chester with me so we could mooch around the city and visit abakhan fabrics! we set off early-ish and as

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maritime shorts – grainline studio

hey everyone… I MADE SOME SHORTS.       these are the maritime shorts by grainline studio.   i made these out of a cheap cotton i bought from the rag market (might have been £2 a metre) and used black cotton i already had for the pockets to pick up the outline of the flowers.     i was hoping these would be a wearable muslin and was trying

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finished – my second archer

hello everyone!   I’m proud to introduce you to my second version of grainline studio’s archer button down shirt.     i love this shirt.  as you can see, i’ve lengthened it considerably from the pattern pieces.  i wanted it to be long so it would be suitable to wear with leggings.     I bought my fabric from the rag market during sewbrum. it was £3 a metre and

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archer appreciation (but in may, not december)

i’m late to all the sewing parties because i haven’t been doing this whole making my own clothes thing long.  i’ve been mooching through blogs and seeing all the amazing archer shirts that were made during the sew along, i felt very left out and decided to make one immediately!   i downloaded and printed my pattern from Grainline Studios, and set about finding fabric to make it with.  

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pre-archer post

I’ve finished sewing my archer shirt! I’m so excited! just waiting for my press stud/popper pliars to arrive so I can put my purly poppers on, then it will be completed properly. until then, here is an “in progress” picture. I was attaching a sleeve here!