Battle of the Stitches (Round 3): A Stitch Back in Time

rubiks cube

Do you remember 1975?

Think Rubiks’s cubes, mood rings, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. It was the year Margaret Thatcher was elected to lead Britain’s Conservative Party. We didn’t wear seat belts in the car, microwave ovens were all the rage, Dymo label makers were popular and we were excited to know which shape window we were going to look through in Play School.

Today we are going ‘a stitch back in time’, to when tops were tight, collars were big, trousers were high and bottoms were flared. Come along and groovy on down.

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Battle of the Stitches: Round 2. Going grey

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Battle of the Stitches: Round 2 is a personal battle for me. A battle to be comfortable in front of the camera. I mean what do you do with your arms for goodness sake? What facial expression do I make? Dreamy? Pensive? Sultry? A cheesy smile? I could just imitate the model in the book and then call on my good friend Photoshop. Semi colon hyphen bracket.

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Battle of the Stitches: The Jagger Jeans Sew-Off continues

east v south sew off

Put your dancing shoes on and shake your thang.

Jagger jean toes

I’m ready to bust some moves today. I thought about getting down street style, but changed my mind.

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Battle of the Stitches: Round 1

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East London vs South London Jagger Jeans Sew-Off

Needle and Ted vs Made by Toya. Two sewing bloggers who have much in common. I have an allergy to sickly sweet, cute things. Toya has a distaste for pink, glitter and appliqué butterflies. This is what drove us screaming hysterically to our sewing machines to take matters into our own hands. Now we both make clothes for our 2 girls and don’t rely on ready-to-wear. We are both self confessed sewing addicts who love a little challenge.
grey things

Clockwise from top left: Bloomers with braces self drafted and Made by Toya. Bubble dress, pattern from Heidi & Finn, made by Needle and Ted. Florence blouse pattern by Madeit Patterns, adapted to a dress by Needle and Ted. Autumn smock dress, self drafted and Made by Toya.

Oh yes! and we both love grey.

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