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Sewing

Designing, freehand sewing and pattern drafting, mending and stitching

Motivation to Mend

Mending has never been my favourite occupation, but I’m learning to appreciate the art more lately. Pled ing to buy no new clothes for several more months has sharpened my attention on making what I have last longer – giving clothes… Continue Reading →

Go Homespun

I’ve changed the name of my blog, from In Stitches Daily to Go Homespun. I’ve been thinking of changing the name for a while. Why? Well, like many bloggers, I started with a vague idea of what I wanted to… Continue Reading →

Freehand pattern drafting versus standard pattern drafting

I’ve been comparing pattern drafting by the freehand method (drafting directly on to fabric) and standard drafting of paper pattern pieces. I wore an outfit to a friend’s wedding recently that I made by using both methods. Some time ago… Continue Reading →

Is it worth making your own sewing patterns?

Have you wondered if it might be worthwhile to draw up (or draft) your own sewing patterns? Whilst shop bought sewing patterns have a lot of flexibility built in to allow you to fit to your height and shape, there… Continue Reading →

Flea Fair Finds: Vintage fabric

Recently I went to the Malvern Flea Fair (my nearest flea market), and came home with two pieces of charming vintage tartan and cotton fabric of – I don’t know what age – but I liked it. I frequent the fair, usually… Continue Reading →

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