rachagainstthesewingmachine

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

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simplicity blog meet

hi everyone!   today i got up very early and went down to london to the simplicity blog meet with the queen of sewing herself…….. may martin!   i was a little early, so found the hummingbird bakery, ready to buy some cakes when the meet up was over.   pinched this from gabby because I forgot to take pictures with people!     i sat with jenny and gabby,

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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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two posts in the same night?!

two posts in the same night, it’s a bit extreme.  however, i am SUPER excited about all things sewing, and seeing as no one else I know feels the same passion for sewing as i do, i’m putting it all on the internet as you do. i’ve just been on a bit of an ebay binge. after booking train tickets to go to london in a couple of weeks for

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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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