Tag Archives: fabric

Shirts and why I can now identify people by their laundry powder.

In some ways I’ll remember 2016 as The Year I Learned What Other People’s Laundry Powder Smells Like. I’m pretty confident I can recognise a number of people by their laundry powder smell, give me a shirt to sniff, I’ll … Continue reading

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Fabric Chat returns #FabricChat

Fabric Chat is back! This Friday 9pm -10 pm GMT on twitter and we’ll be there every week. #FabricChat is an open twitter discussion in which people have a chance to talk fabric, ask questions and share knowledge and projects. … Continue reading

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London Fabric Stores – Goldhawk Road and “redevelopment”

Goldhawk Road is a brilliant place to go fabric shopping. Not a very controversial statement, pretty much every London-based sewist with a blog has written a post on the collection of wonderful shops clustered round the station and rightly-so, rightly-sew. … Continue reading

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Simplicity 5399 Update

I hit a bit of a stumbling block with this Simplicity 5399 dress as I made the mistake of not having enough fabric, what an amateur! In my excitement to add sleeves I didn’t keep any fabric aside to line … Continue reading

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The Ugly Side of Fashion. And where does your fabric come from?

Like all of us, I was shocked and very saddened to hear of the tragedy that occurred at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. People lost lives, 1,100 of them according to the article in the link. Imagine 1,100 people for a … Continue reading

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London Sewing Supplies – fabric stores, notions, repairs.

I thought I’d share a couple of my favourite London sewing-related retailers, starting with my South London favourite. Fabric Stores There is a very special place in my heart for The Wimbledon Sewing Centre.  Don’t be fooled, it’s not actually … Continue reading

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Fabric Stash-Busting.

How do you buy fabric? Do you only buy with a specific project in mind? Or, like me, do you get seduced by texture and print and end up lugging bags of it home on the bus? A combination of … Continue reading

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