In and out of love with the Loveralls

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It was love at first sight for me with the Loveralls. I bought my fabric straight after this blog post way back in March. I was going to make some Loveralls and wild denim horses were not going to stop me.

When I accepted the invitation to the Sewing Block Party, I was only after one thing, the Loveralls (of course) and I’m not ashamed to admit it. But the pattern was not ready and whilst everyone else at the party was excitedly sewing up other Petit a Petit Patterns, I was patiently waiting for the Loveralls.

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The power of sleep

denim culottes 4Sometimes I go to bed with creative thoughts and ideas that bother me, things that I can’t quite work out, things that I’m not too sure about. Obstacles. But by the morning I have ideas, I find solutions. That’s the power of sleep. Sleep is where I find my inspiration.

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

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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 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.
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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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