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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three grainline scout tees

hi everyone!    i’ve had a week of annual leave and this is the first bit of sewing i’ve had the chance to do so i thought i better make it a full day!   today i’ve made three grainline scout tees.  i made them all in a size 10 this time, with the length of the 18.     number oneeee     this one is a waffle-type fabric

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grainline scout tee

  hi everyone!   today i’m showing off my latest favourite make, the grainline scout tee pattern.     i bought a really cute woven tshirt from h&m a couple of weeks ago, and found it filled a wardrobe gap.  what to wear out for dinner that isn’t too casual (jersey tee) and that isn’t too dressy (dresses)… a pretty woven tee!  almost blouse-esque.     i got this fabric

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maritime shorts – versions 2 and 3

hi everyone!  so it appears i haven’t posted anything in a little while, completely unintentional!   anyway, i’ve made a couple of pairs of shorts!       they’re grainline maritime shorts again.    i’ve enjoyed making them actually!  this was more sewing out of necessity because of there being NO summer clothes in shops and i need things for florida!  i cut the fabric out for them both on

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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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grainline studios alder shirt dress

hi all!   today i present to you the area in front of my bedroom as my photoshoot location.  my parents are in the living room where my usual blank wall is… selfish!   i’m mainly here showing off my alder shirt dress though!  it’s by grainline studios, the same wonderful people who bought us the archer shirt, one of my other favourite patterns.     the dress is made

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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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