rachagainstthesewingmachine

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

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all my monetas!

hi everyone! it’s the moneta party this weekend, yay!  can you believe it?!  abigail elle and i started talking about this almost 9 months ago so for the time to be here is so exciting! in preparation, i thought i would show off all (well, most!) of the monetas i’ve made! i know i’ve got two more somewhere.  i just don’t know where they are… i’ll blame the house move!

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monet-a-storia

hi all! hope everyone is enjoying the unexpected october sunshine. this sunshine makes today’s make look a little silly because it’s very much an autumn/winter dress. also i realise you can see the reflection of all my washing in the window behind me. well at least if my mom reads this she’ll see that i do actually put washing outside, haha. it’s an astoria jumper with a moneta attached. AND

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sleeveless moneta

moneta; i like this dress sans sleeves. i’ve made the colette moneta a million times (okay maybe 8 times), and each time i like it more and more.  it was the dress that ignited my love for jersey, which i have probably mentioned before. this one is made in a light weight jersey that i got from girl charlee uk.  it was in the sale and i had a voucher

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moneta party over hurrrrr.

hi everyone! a few weeks ago (maybe only two, but time feels slow sometimes!) colette posted a picture on instagram where they were doing the moneta and wren dress for 20% off.  the picture of the moneta was a beautiful mustard colour and i fell in love.  and i fell hard. i stopped myself buying mustard fabric on ebay, deciding i would look for the perfect fabric when i went

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the sewing silence is over…

THE SILENCE IS OVER.   i’m yabbering on about an ACTUAL garment i’ve made; i’m as blown away as you are!   i posted a little while ago about not feeling much like making clothes.  a combination of a lack of time (which hasn’t stopped me in the past) a lack of inspiration (although i’ve got some nice fabric waiting to be used!) and just a lack of willpower.  

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a marianne and two monetas

hiii everyone.   well, my week off work is finished, and so ends my dedicated week of making.    if you follow me on instagram (my username is rach_wain, here’s a link, follow me if you would like to!) you might have seen my post about trying to make one thing a day while i’ve been off… well.  i can’t stay that i stuck to it!  i made four things, which

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holiday moneta!

bonjour everyone!   today i present to you my favourite example of pattern placement to date; my 3rd moneta!   i made this dress last weekend when we went to visit my boyfriend’s grandparents.  i’d told his grandma about my overlocker and she asked me to take it with me for a sewing lesson, best ever!   it’s safe to say, she now wants an overlocker!        

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finished – a stripy colette moneta, a sewing related discovery and a birmingham sewing meet up

hi everyone!   after my success of the first moneta i made the other day, i thought i would make another one!  it’s the first pattern i’ve done that with so far.  probably because it’s so quick to make!   this time i chose a lighter knit fabric from ebay.  the quality isn’t wonderful, but what did i expect for 3 metres for £11 eh.  my thread was cheap too.

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finished! my new favourite dress, moneta.

bonjour everyone!     i’ve been quite for a couple of weeks, my hayfever is killing me and after 8 hours struggling at work i just don’t feel like doing much when i get home.  however, after seeing all the pretty moneta dresses popping up every where, i needed to make one for myself.     here it is!       i got the fabric from calico laine, i

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