Confidence, comfort and…

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…cartwheels

That’s the criteria I work towards when making clothes for Darcy. I want her to feel confident, she needs to be comfortable and she has to be able to cartwheel in everything she wears. When we stick to the three C’s everything else just falls into place.

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What have you done today to make you feel proud?

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If you read my last blog post, you will know all about The Strip Tee Team Challenge. Where 8 experienced sewing bloggers and their newbie t(w)eenagers were competing to make the most awesomely beautiful, ridiculously cool, utterly inspiring Strip Tees for themselves.

Well, they did just that. No joke. Do not underestimate the power of a basic tee.

When parents share their love of sewing with their child, they are passing the skill on to the next generation. It’s a life skill that everyone should have. And after making your first garment, you can not help but feel incredibly, insanely proud.

So, without further ado, let’s see how the all the teams got on…

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How to stay stylish whilst wearing a t-shirt

Introducing Madeit Patterns STRIP TEE

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Madeit Patterns Strip Tee is the t-shirt that you put on for comfort but without looking like you’re staying in all day to do the cleaning.

With capped sleeves and a semi-loose fit which slims down towards the hem, it’s a flattering style you can chuck on with jeans and not be worried when you accidentally find yourself out out.

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Spoonflower Quick-Sew Project book review

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So, Spoonflower asked me to review their new book and I thought, well why not! If you want an honest opinion about something sewing related, then I suppose I’m your gal. Honesty is the best policy, right? Even if you do get a free book out of it and some lovely fabric, you still gotta tell the truth.

“If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.” 

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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My honest opinion about Spoonflower fabric

Needle_and_Ted_starfish swimsuits_flatlay_1.jpg5 years ago when I stopped shopping and started my challenge to sew ‘everything’ for my girls, I had a list of things that were exempt:

  • a winter coat (I wasn’t skilled enough)
  • school uniform (I couldn’t compete with Sainsbury’s)
  • underwear (they had enough)
  • plain t-shirts (boring!)
  • jeans (Levi Strauss could do it better)
  • swimwear (who sews swimwear?)

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