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100 Acts of Sewing July '19 - Week 3 Sponsor - Faberwood

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100 Acts of Sewing July '19 - Week 3 Sponsor - Faberwood

I'm so happy that Fiona from Faberwood is back with us for 100 Acts of Sewing July 19!  You can find out more about her wonderful little business from this blog post last year.  She continues to up her game by finding the most beautiful and unusual fabrics to tempt us.  They are all sourced for their quality and many are ethically produced by small companies. Take this gorgeous organic jersey.  I was already sold on the design but the feel of it is really incredible - silky and drapey and beautiful to wear! I decided to try and use it...

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100 Acts of Sewing July - Tulip Cuff Pants No 1

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100 Acts of Sewing July - Tulip Cuff Pants No 1

So I'm pretty chuffed (as we say up north) with this little hack for two reasons: 1. It turned out pretty well first time 2. It took me back to my art college days when I'd see something I liked and then jump in fearlessly to try and recreate it.   I think that we are endlessly bombarded with patterns and possibilities these days.  A quick web search and we can usually find the pattern we want, or pretty close to it.  But back in my day, I could barely get hold of the big name dress patterns in a local shop, so...

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Scottish Linen - Week One 100 Acts of Sewing July Sponsor

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Scottish Linen - Week One 100 Acts of Sewing July Sponsor

WEEK 1 Sponsor – Scottish Linen have donated a £40 voucher for their online shop to spend on the fabric of your choice!  This will be awarded to the best 100 Acts of Sewing Hack on Pants No 1 or Skirt No 1 posted on Instagram between 9am Mon 1st July and 9am Monday 8th July 2019 – see this post for full details! I started to hear about Scottish Linen a year or two ago, mainly through Scottish makers such as Sarah from Woolly Originals who uses their cloth for the lining of her beautiful bags.  There’s nothing I like more...

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100 Acts of Sewing July – Adding cuffs to Shirt No 1

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100 Acts of Sewing July – Adding cuffs to Shirt No 1

I am going to share my method of adding a cuff to your Shirt No 1.  These are double sided cuffs so can be turned back if you like for a different look and a shorter sleeve.

Why would you want to add a cuff you may ask?  Well here are a few reasons:

  • To add a contrast design feature
  • To add length if fabric isn’t wide enough to fit the pattern.
  • To add a bit of substance to fine fabrics – the cuff can make your sleeves hang better
  • To add some adaptability to your Shirt No 1 – wear the cuffs down or up!

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