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This academic hood has to be the most unusual item I’ve mended. A friend had been invited back to speak at Cambridge university. His hood had been stored in the attic for more than 20 years so was slightly moth eaten, very crumpled and the fur had moulted and started to disintegrate. It took a lot of TLC to get it looking presentable but I managed to darn, patch and clean it up in time for his visit.
Swipe to see the before state and when worn at Cambridge.
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#academichood #mendingforfriends 
#sewinginfrance
This academic hood has to be the most unusual item I’ve mended. A friend had been invited back to speak at Cambridge university. His hood had been stored in the attic for more than 20 years so was slightly moth eaten, very crumpled and the fur had moulted and started to disintegrate. It took a lot of TLC to get it looking presentable but I managed to darn, patch and clean it up in time for his visit. Swipe to see the before state and when worn at Cambridge. . #academichood  #mendingforfriends  #sewinginfrance 
#quiltasyougo #logcabin #lapquilt finished in Tuesday's workshop... I love the way the colours are laid out... #sewinginfrance #sewingholiday #sewingisfun
#logcabin #bedrunner made in Tuesday's #sewingworkshop ... Such lovely, light colours, perfect for spring... #learntosew #sewinginfrance #patchwork #quiltasyougo
Ran out of time to finish a project so took it with me. Staying with family at our holiday home. Lucky we can drive there so just snuck the machine in the car. Hubby was unaware I’d bought my other love with me. 😀
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#holidaysewing #ogdencami #truebias #2018rtwfast #makeyourstash #isewmyownclothes #sewcialists #isew #ilovesewing #makeitsewical #sewist #sewsewsew #sewinginfrance #coutureaddict #diycouture #jeportecequejecouds
#freemachineembroidery #bird and #cat made in one of my #sewingworkshops earlier this week! #learnacraft #sewingforfun #sewinginfrance
The Vogue Sewing Book was my first sewing book, bought in the early 80’s and, at the time, was a big purchase. I remember saving up to buy it. It was a good buy though as it’s been my sewing bible ever since. I only read the preface recently and it’s so inspiring, wish I’d read it years ago.
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#thevoguesewingbook #voguesewing #sewingbooks #sewinspired #isewmyownclothes #sewcialists #isew #ilovesewing  #sewist  #sewinginfrance #coutureaddict #jeportecequejecouds
Here’s my @stylearc Hattie dress. An interesting design and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. It’s first outing was to my Dad’s 80th birthday lunch this weekend back in the UK and was perfect, especially after a long lunch. It’s so comfortable, the sort of dress you put on and forget about. It looked good all day long. It’s made from a viscose with a slight crepe. Great for travelling as it doesn’t crease or need ironing. This fabric has been in my stash for almost a year as I wanted to find the right pattern for it. I love the print but only had two metres so it was a bit of a challenge to pattern match the front seam. The only change to the pattern I made was to lengthen the ties a little and omitted the top stitching of the front seam as I didn’t want to draw attention to the seam. Does this count as a wrap dress for #sewtogetherforsummer @sewsarahsmith, @rocco.sienna and @sewing_in_spain? Anyway, I have another wrap dress planned as it’s one of my favourite dress styles.
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#hattiedress #perfectdress #wrapdress #stylearcpatterns #sewingchallenge #2018rtwfast #makeyourstash #isewmyownclothes #sewcialists #isew #ilovesewing #makeitsewical #sewist #sewsewsew #sewinginfrance #coutureaddict #diycouture #jeportecequejecouds
Here’s my @stylearc Hattie dress. An interesting design and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. It’s first outing was to my Dad’s 80th birthday lunch this weekend back in the UK and was perfect, especially after a long lunch. It’s so comfortable, the sort of dress you put on and forget about. It looked good all day long. It’s made from a viscose with a slight crepe. Great for travelling as it doesn’t crease or need ironing. This fabric has been in my stash for almost a year as I wanted to find the right pattern for it. I love the print but only had two metres so it was a bit of a challenge to pattern match the front seam. The only change to the pattern I made was to lengthen the ties a little and omitted the top stitching of the front seam as I didn’t want to draw attention to the seam. Does this count as a wrap dress for #sewtogetherforsummer  @sewsarahsmith, @rocco.sienna and @sewing_in_spain? Anyway, I have another wrap dress planned as it’s one of my favourite dress styles. . #hattiedress  #perfectdress  #wrapdress  #stylearcpatterns  #sewingchallenge  #2018rtwfast  #makeyourstash  #isewmyownclothes  #sewcialists  #isew  #ilovesewing  #makeitsewical  #sewist  #sewsewsew  #sewinginfrance  #coutureaddict  #diycouture  #jeportecequejecouds 
Had a great time bargain hunting with @madeleineparr. Fashion, art books and clothes for her, sewing books, patterns, threads and a new paperweight pattern weight for me. 🛍 #bargainhunting #vintagefinds #2018rtwfast #imakemyclothes #isew #ilovesewing  #sewist #sewinginfrance #coutureaddict
I love reading magazines, especially sewing ones. I avoided temptation to read @thepatternpages and @sewinglife_magazine straight away but saved them to read on my flight to the UK. Sewing Life Magazine is a pilot issue by Danish designer @mariadenmarksewing and I like what I’ve seen so far. A treat to be able to read them cover to cover with a cup of coffee uninterrupted. Bliss! ✈️📖☕️✂️
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#newsewingmagazine #inflightentertainment #iloveflying #ilovesewing  #sewist  #sewinginfrance
I love reading magazines, especially sewing ones. I avoided temptation to read @thepatternpages and @sewinglife_magazine straight away but saved them to read on my flight to the UK. Sewing Life Magazine is a pilot issue by Danish designer @mariadenmarksewing and I like what I’ve seen so far. A treat to be able to read them cover to cover with a cup of coffee uninterrupted. Bliss! ✈️📖☕️✂️ . #newsewingmagazine  #inflightentertainment  #iloveflying  #ilovesewing  #sewist  #sewinginfrance 
Here is the other #gorgeousleather #crossbodybag made on this week's residential #sewingretreat here in #southwestfrance ! #sewinginfrance #sewingholiday #sewingformindfulness
Following the lovely help and suggestions, here’s my funnel neck top made for my weekend in the Alps. It was a success so thanks for all the encouragement. Made from an unusual woolly lace which is lovely and warm. I only made one change, I reduced the size of the vent opening and added a triangle bartack to strengthen. I had such a good weekend that I forgot to take a photo in the mountains so you’ve got this one with me squinting into the sun. 🤦🏼‍♀️ #simplicitypatterns #simplicity8529 #sewhouse7 #2018rtwfast #imakemyclothes #sewcialists #isew #ilovesewing  #sewist  #sewinginfrance #coutureaddict #diycouture #jeportecequejecouds
Following the lovely help and suggestions, here’s my funnel neck top made for my weekend in the Alps. It was a success so thanks for all the encouragement. Made from an unusual woolly lace which is lovely and warm. I only made one change, I reduced the size of the vent opening and added a triangle bartack to strengthen. I had such a good weekend that I forgot to take a photo in the mountains so you’ve got this one with me squinting into the sun. 🤦🏼‍♀️ #simplicitypatterns  #simplicity8529  #sewhouse7  #2018rtwfast  #imakemyclothes  #sewcialists  #isew  #ilovesewing  #sewist  #sewinginfrance  #coutureaddict  #diycouture  #jeportecequejecouds 
I’m looking forward to taking part in this challenge hosted by @sewing_in_spain @sewsarahsmith and @rocco.sienna. I enjoyed making the shirtdress last year. I’ve been through my patterns and found I’ve 14 suitable patterns! I obviously like wrap dresses! Now to decide which to make. 🤔
Edit: by-the-way, the prizes this year are amazing!
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#sewtogetherforsummer #sewingchallenge #wrapdress #makeitsewcial #sewsewsew #sewinginfrance
I’m looking forward to taking part in this challenge hosted by @sewing_in_spain @sewsarahsmith and @rocco.sienna. I enjoyed making the shirtdress last year. I’ve been through my patterns and found I’ve 14 suitable patterns! I obviously like wrap dresses! Now to decide which to make. 🤔 Edit: by-the-way, the prizes this year are amazing! . #sewtogetherforsummer  #sewingchallenge  #wrapdress  #makeitsewcial  #sewsewsew  #sewinginfrance 
#handmade #leatherandfabric #shoulderbag ... I've been working on a range of bags for my #amazonhandmade #shop... So far I've made six #bags but they will each have a #removable inner #crossbodybag which I haven't finished yet! Waiting for #zips... 😊 #sewing #sewinginfrance #transformable #tanleather #webbing #chrome
#sewingformindfulness ... Such a great way to spend a few days #offwork ! Even though I love my job, it's still good to have some #creativetime to myself... Here's a #casual jacket-top I designed and made. My favourite #swing #shape and made out of #suiting ... #sewinginfrance #sewingforfun #makingclothesisfun #makingclothes
Do you use household items as sewing tools? One of my favourites is a chop stick. It’s ideal to push out the corners of long ties or small pieces that it’s difficult to use a standard pointer.
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#sewingtools #sewingtips #2018rtwfast #2018makenine #imakemyclothes #isew #ilovesewing  #sewist  #sewinginfrance #coutureaddict #jeportecequejecouds
HELP!! Lovely IG sewists I need your help. I’m going to a party in the Alps next weekend. I want to make a stylish but warm top to wear during the day. I treated myself to some lovely (expensive!) fabric and thought I had the Maker’s Atelier Big Easy Top pattern but I haven’t. No problem I thought I’ll just buy the PDF from their site but, horror of horrors, they don’t sell PDF patterns. 😱. So now I’m stuck. I don’t have a similar pattern in my stash and because the fabric is expensive, don’t want to risk trying to make up my own version without a pattern. I’d much rather use a pattern or at least follow someone’s tried and tested hack of a pattern. So can you help and suggest a similar pattern?

P.S. It’s the cream version in the photo, and I’m on a RTW fast so buying a top is not an option.
@themakersatelier #bigeasytop #findmypattern  #2018rtwfast #imakemyclothes #isew #ilovesewing  #sewist  #sewinginfrance #coutureaddict #jeportecequejecouds
HELP!! Lovely IG sewists I need your help. I’m going to a party in the Alps next weekend. I want to make a stylish but warm top to wear during the day. I treated myself to some lovely (expensive!) fabric and thought I had the Maker’s Atelier Big Easy Top pattern but I haven’t. No problem I thought I’ll just buy the PDF from their site but, horror of horrors, they don’t sell PDF patterns. 😱. So now I’m stuck. I don’t have a similar pattern in my stash and because the fabric is expensive, don’t want to risk trying to make up my own version without a pattern. I’d much rather use a pattern or at least follow someone’s tried and tested hack of a pattern. So can you help and suggest a similar pattern? P.S. It’s the cream version in the photo, and I’m on a RTW fast so buying a top is not an option. @themakersatelier #bigeasytop  #findmypattern  #2018rtwfast  #imakemyclothes  #isew  #ilovesewing  #sewist  #sewinginfrance  #coutureaddict  #jeportecequejecouds 
I have a RTW cardigan I wear a lot and wanted to make a similar one so I’m loving my new #blackwoodcardigan. My third #2018makenine. Although I need to perfect taking action photos on my own (see photo 3). 😁
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#2018rtwfast #mysewisfaction #imakemyclothes #sewcialists #ilovesewing  #sewinginfrance #coutureaddict #jeportecequejecouds
Finally finished my #valleyblouse in Swiss voile. I added rouleaux loops and vintage buttons to the yoke and cuffs. This is my second #2018makenine. Looking forward to warmer weather so I can start wearing this.
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#2018rtwfast #imakemyclothes #sewcialists #ilovesewing  #sewinginfrance #coutureaddict #jeportecequejecouds
#leatherbag #madeinmystudio ... After teaching the leather bag #sewingworkshop last week, I decided to make another #handmade bag for myself, this time in #leather instead of #suede  #greyleather #petrolblue #petrolblueleather #sewinginfrance #learnaskill #sewingformindfulness
Progress on my Hattie dress. The toile is done but it is very tight. Having not used a Style Arc pattern before and because they sell the sizes individually I made sure I bought the size that matched my measurements. I’ve rechecked my measurements and the pdf printing to see if I’ve made an error but all are OK. Admittedly the toile is in a cotton sheeting without much give but I’m a bit disappointed. Luckily they have sent the next size up but I have to print, cut and paste again which is a bit of a pain. I’m also going to increase the seam allowances from 1cm to 1.5cm to give myself a bit to play with. Fingers crossed it will be OK this time. At least it has pockets...
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#stylearchattie #2018rtwfast #imakemyclothes #sewinginfrance #coutureaddict #jeportecequejecouds
Progress on my Hattie dress. The toile is done but it is very tight. Having not used a Style Arc pattern before and because they sell the sizes individually I made sure I bought the size that matched my measurements. I’ve rechecked my measurements and the pdf printing to see if I’ve made an error but all are OK. Admittedly the toile is in a cotton sheeting without much give but I’m a bit disappointed. Luckily they have sent the next size up but I have to print, cut and paste again which is a bit of a pain. I’m also going to increase the seam allowances from 1cm to 1.5cm to give myself a bit to play with. Fingers crossed it will be OK this time. At least it has pockets... . #stylearchattie  #2018rtwfast  #imakemyclothes  #sewinginfrance  #coutureaddict  #jeportecequejecouds 
I’ve finally joined the @grainlinestudio #lindensweatshirt club. The first of my #2018MakeNine. Such a quick and easy pattern, no alterations needed. This soft quilted fabric from @sewisfaction is really soft and comfortable to wear too. I will definitely be making more...
#2018rtwfast #mysewisfaction #imakemyclothes #sewcialists #isew #ilovesewing  #sewist  #sewinginfrance #coutureaddict #jeportecequejecouds
I made this #rosesuede #navyblue #suede and #navyleather this afternoon in readiness for the #leathertote #sewingworkshop I'm running tomorrow. I wanted to get my #pfaffambition set up ready - #teflonfoot #leatherneedle #metalzipper #handmade #makeupbag with #lobsterclasp to attach to a #shoulderbag #sewinginfrance #sewinginfrance #learntosew #sewingleather #sewingmachine
Oh how my life has changed! Now happily spending a Friday night organising my PDF patterns. ☺️
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#pdfsewingpatterns #2018rtwfast #imakemyclothes #sewcialists #isew #ilovesewing  #sewist  #sewinginfrance #coutureaddict #jeportecequejecouds
Another lovely #breadbag made in my #workshop today... #tartan with a #cream #texturedfabric lining and fun #ribbon tie decorated with #bees... #learntosew #sewinginfrance #sewingtogether #keepwarm #breadbasket
Having said I love #neutralcushions , this one is in #teal - or #petrolblue ? - which is one of my #favouritecolours ... Again, the #decorative #tucking adds different colours because of the #shadows ... My #sewingworkshop on #monday will cover this skill... #learntosew #sewinginfrance #homemadecushions #sewingforthehome
I like the newly released Hattie Woven Dress pattern from Style Arc but I’ve not used these patterns before. I don’t suppose anyone has sewn this pattern yet, but I would be interested to hear what Style Arc patterns are like to use. The 3rd photo is the fabric I intend to use, I don’t want a too fussy style.  Any other pattern suggestions welcome. 😊 Stupidity, I didn’t listen to my gut and only bought 2 metres on the advice of the assistant. 🙄
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#stylearc #findmypattern 
#2018rtwfast #imakemyclothes #sewinginfrance #coutureaddict #jeportecequejecouds
I like the newly released Hattie Woven Dress pattern from Style Arc but I’ve not used these patterns before. I don’t suppose anyone has sewn this pattern yet, but I would be interested to hear what Style Arc patterns are like to use. The 3rd photo is the fabric I intend to use, I don’t want a too fussy style. Any other pattern suggestions welcome. 😊 Stupidity, I didn’t listen to my gut and only bought 2 metres on the advice of the assistant. 🙄 . #stylearc  #findmypattern  #2018rtwfast  #imakemyclothes  #sewinginfrance  #coutureaddict  #jeportecequejecouds 
Neue Zuschnitte für Tabaktaschen und Portemonnaies. Jetzt geht's ans Nähen! #näheninfrankreich #FlorsDesign #Tabaktaschen #Portemonnaies 
Nouvelles coupes pour coudre des blagues à tabac et des portefeuilles. Alors on coud ! #CoutureEnFrance  #DesignDeFlor #BlaguesATabac #Portefeuille

New cuttings for tobacco pouches and wallets. Let's sew! #SewingInFrance #DesignByFlor #TobaccoCase #wallets
I watched the film The Post/Pentagon Papers last night. Isn’t Meryl Streep’s caftan amazing? It looks like it’s made from a sari. The costume designer Ann Roth created some great outfits for the film.
(Photo: Niko Tavernise)  #merylstreep #annroth #costumedesign #filmcostumes #sewinginfrance
Domestic goddess liked her apron. She’s very tall so delighted to have a long apron. This is a great pattern for an apron with a little more style and detail, there is even a towel loop. Takes a bit longer to make than a standard apron but worth it. .
#domesticgoddessapron #amybutler #sewingtall #sewcialists #isew #ilovesewing  #sewist  #sewinginfrance #coutureaddict #jeportecequejecouds
Sewing a gift for a domestic goddess friend. Love these fruity prints, hope she does too. 🤫
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#itsasurprise #domesticgoddessapron #mondialtissus #sewcialists #isew #ilovesewing  #sewist  #sewinginfrance #coutureaddict #jeportecequejecouds
She finished it! Her first make and it looks great. .
#motherdaughtertime #imakemyclothes #sewcialists #slowfashion #sewinginfrance #débutantcouturière
I’m in! I’m sure I can find something in my stash to use...it’s big enough! ☺️
#makeyourstash #sewingchallenge #imakemyclothes #isew #ilovesewing  #slowfashion #sewinginfrance
My Farrow dress is finished. I love it : it is comfy to wear yet it has a classic elegant look that I really appreciate . Photos by my 8 years old boy ! 
Fabric: I used a crepe from @littlefabrics. 
Pattern : @grainlinestudio : I love her patterns so much and I found myself referring to her sew along for a more detailed step by step guide while sewing. #farrowdress #sewing #couture #faitmain #sewinginfrance
My Farrow dress is finished. I love it : it is comfy to wear yet it has a classic elegant look that I really appreciate . Photos by my 8 years old boy ! Fabric: I used a crepe from @littlefabrics. Pattern : @grainlinestudio : I love her patterns so much and I found myself referring to her sew along for a more detailed step by step guide while sewing. #farrowdress  #sewing  #couture  #faitmain  #sewinginfrance 
Half term fun with @madeleineparr. After raiding my vintage patterns, she’s venturing into dressmaking and well on her way to completing her first garment.
#motherdaughtertime #90sfashion #imakemyclothes #sewcialists #slowfashion #sewinginfrance #débutantcouturière
The third experiment... I liked it until I realised two of the #cypresstrees were wonky! Ah well... It's 8 years since I've done this - I used to sell them - and I know I need a lot more practice! #stitching pictures of a #summerlandscape makes me think of the lovely, warm #springdays to come! #sewinginfrance #textileholidaysfrance #sewingforfun #learntosew #freemotionembroidery #freemachineembroidery #bernina
Friday is fabric day! Last week @agnesb_officiel had a fabric sale in Marseille. Too far for me to go so my lovely friend @sewbettyblue popped in and we went fabric shopping via video call. It was great fun and this is the result.
1. Fine pale grey twill
2. Cream fine knit
3. Pleated blue and white striped jersey
4. Purple pique jersey
5. Forget-me-not print linen
6. Embroidered spot silk dupion
7. Printed silk satin
All for 5€/metre. 😍She also included two vintage patterns with my fabric parcel. I’m a very happy bunny. 💃🏼
#tissuagnesb #fabricporn #sewingfriendsarethebest #2018rtwfast #ilovesewing #sewcialists #sewinginfrance #jeportecequejecouds
Friday is fabric day! Last week @agnesb_officiel had a fabric sale in Marseille. Too far for me to go so my lovely friend @sewbettyblue popped in and we went fabric shopping via video call. It was great fun and this is the result. 1. Fine pale grey twill 2. Cream fine knit 3. Pleated blue and white striped jersey 4. Purple pique jersey 5. Forget-me-not print linen 6. Embroidered spot silk dupion 7. Printed silk satin All for 5€/metre. 😍She also included two vintage patterns with my fabric parcel. I’m a very happy bunny. 💃🏼 #tissuagnesb  #fabricporn  #sewingfriendsarethebest  #2018rtwfast  #ilovesewing  #sewcialists  #sewinginfrance  #jeportecequejecouds 
We’re experiencing a cold snap at the moment so I dug out my warm jumpers and came across an oversized 90’s one I haven’t worn for years. It was huge, had very voluminous sleeves and an odd collar. So I sewed up the collar and took the sides and sleeves. Now I have a very wearable and warm jumper. ✔️
(swipe to see the before and during photos)
#2018rtwfast #refashionchallenge  #ilovesewing #sewcialists #sewinginfrance #jeportecequejecouds
We’re experiencing a cold snap at the moment so I dug out my warm jumpers and came across an oversized 90’s one I haven’t worn for years. It was huge, had very voluminous sleeves and an odd collar. So I sewed up the collar and took the sides and sleeves. Now I have a very wearable and warm jumper. ✔️ (swipe to see the before and during photos) #2018rtwfast  #refashionchallenge  #ilovesewing  #sewcialists  #sewinginfrance  #jeportecequejecouds 
Another of today's experiments... Another lifetime ago, I used to sell #machineembroidered #landscapes but I'm trying to develop a more #simplistic , #contemporary style... #liveyourdreams ... #sewinginfrance #madeinmystudio #blueandwhite #cat #blueandwhitecat
@sewisfaction Sooo difficult to choose just one fabric but I think this Jungle Tropics luxury cotton lawn is gorgeous. With one metre I think this would make a great t-shirt or Ogden cami, or perhaps I’d be able to eek out a skirt. Think it would make a great summer skirt. #sewisfactionfebfave #fabricporn #ilovesewing #sewisfactionfebfave #sewinginfrance #jeportecequejecouds
Just for Sheona of @sewisfaction, my @themakersatelier pencil skirt in the lovely matt gold sequins fabric, this time with my head in the photo 😁
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#mysewisfaction  #2018rtwfast #imakemyclothes #ilovesewing #sewcialists #sewinginfrance #bergeracsews #coutureaddict #jeportecequejecouds
Searching for the perfect button in Great Auntie Vi’s button tin...
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#goodoldauntievi #coronationoxotin #vintagebuttons #imakemyclothes #ilovesewing #sewinginfrance #2018rtwfast
Hand basting and pins...I’m not taking any chances 😁
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#overcautioussewist #valleyblouse #handmadewardrobe #2018rtwfast #sewinginfrance
Can’t buy clothes but fabric is allowed! Picked up these lovelies in the sales. #fabricporn #mondialtissus #2018rtwfast #wearhandmade #ilovesewing #isew #sewcialists #sewinginfrance #bergeracsews #jeportecequejecouds
A bit late to the party but better later than never...😊
I’ve decided to join in #2018MakeNine as a way focusing my sewing this year, especially as I’m taking part in the #2018rtwfast.
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1. #blackwoodcardigan - I wear cardigans a lot and love this long version. I have some purple knit (colour of 2018 😁) for this. 
2. #valleyblouse - this has been on my list for ages.
3. #lindensweatshirt I’m hoping this will become a good wardrobe basic.
4. A jumpsuit - I have a dressy RTW version but would like a more casual one like this possibly using the #jennajumpsuit pattern by @cottonandchalk. 
5. Simplicity K8176 or similar - as I need more summer skirts.
6. I need an easy throw-on coat and love this one. Perhaps the @grainlinestudio new #yatescoat pattern. (image: Pinterest/nettenestea.com)
7. Embroidery - I want to improve my skills and fell in love with this embroidered #ogdencami by @sewyorkcity.
8. I picked up my needles again last year and now want to make this shawl #findyourfadeshawl. 
9. Finally I’ve wanted to try EPP for ages and have been inspired by the quilts of @henhousehomemade so maybe 2018 is the year...
@homerowfiberco #wearhandmade #ilovesewing #isew #sewcialists #sewinginfrance #bergeracsews #coutureaddict #jeportecequejecouds
A bit late to the party but better later than never...😊 I’ve decided to join in #2018MakeNine  as a way focusing my sewing this year, especially as I’m taking part in the #2018rtwfast . . 1. #blackwoodcardigan  - I wear cardigans a lot and love this long version. I have some purple knit (colour of 2018 😁) for this. 2. #valleyblouse  - this has been on my list for ages. 3. #lindensweatshirt  I’m hoping this will become a good wardrobe basic. 4. A jumpsuit - I have a dressy RTW version but would like a more casual one like this possibly using the #jennajumpsuit  pattern by @cottonandchalk. 5. Simplicity K8176 or similar - as I need more summer skirts. 6. I need an easy throw-on coat and love this one. Perhaps the @grainlinestudio new #yatescoat  pattern. (image: Pinterest/nettenestea.com) 7. Embroidery - I want to improve my skills and fell in love with this embroidered #ogdencami  by @sewyorkcity. 8. I picked up my needles again last year and now want to make this shawl #findyourfadeshawl . 9. Finally I’ve wanted to try EPP for ages and have been inspired by the quilts of @henhousehomemade so maybe 2018 is the year... @homerowfiberco #wearhandmade  #ilovesewing  #isew  #sewcialists  #sewinginfrance  #bergeracsews  #coutureaddict  #jeportecequejecouds 
SOI Ultimate pyjamas made as a Christmas present for my daughter from a cosy brushed back sweatshirting. Great for lounging around (teenagers are good at this!) but she wanted them more like joggers so I narrowed the legs and added elastic to the hems. She’s wearing them so must be happy with the result. ☺️ #soishowoff #soiultimatepyjamas  #moodyteenager  #quartierdestissus  #ilovesewing #sewcialists #isew #coutureaddict #jeportecequejecouds #sewinginfrance #2018rtwfast
SOI Ultimate pyjamas made as a Christmas present for my daughter from a cosy brushed back sweatshirting. Great for lounging around (teenagers are good at this!) but she wanted them more like joggers so I narrowed the legs and added elastic to the hems. She’s wearing them so must be happy with the result. ☺️ #soishowoff  #soiultimatepyjamas  #moodyteenager  #quartierdestissus  #ilovesewing  #sewcialists  #isew  #coutureaddict  #jeportecequejecouds  #sewinginfrance  #2018rtwfast 
#sewingworkshop "Make your own leather bag" coming soon here at #textileholidaysfrance ... A simple #totebag for people who have never sewn leather before, designed to have just the right amount challenge! #learntosew #sewinginfrance #emeraldsuede #blacksuede #handmadeleather #bag
#emeraldsuede and #blacksuede #handmadebag Finally I had chance to try out my #harristweed bag design in suede, which I've wanted to go for weeks. It's #reversible so you can change how it looks. #sewinginfrance #textileholidaysfrance
I've just finished the top of my latest #bargello #lapquilt ... I just need to buy some #wadding and #backingfabric to finish it. I'm hoping to sell this on a new soon-to-be-launched website... #patchwork #handmade #sewinginfrance #learntosew #textileholidays
It's good to be back in #mysewingstudio - especially when Pippa comes in to help! #goldenretriever #sewingworkshops #textileholidaysfrance #lejardinduberger #learntosew #sewinginfrance #charente
Time to make sewing plans with the help of these #sewdiycalendar #fashionbehindtheseams #2018rtwfast #imakemyclothes #ilovesewing #sewinginfrance
I’ve signed up! I have a wardrobe (and more) full of clothes so this will force me to either wear it, refashion or give it away. I also have a large stash of fabrics so hopefully I can reduce this too. It will help me make garments I need rather than those I like the look of and only wear once. 🙄Plus you can still buy shoes. 👠 😀#2018rtwfast #newyearsresolution #sewyourownclothes #ilovesewing #sewinginfrance
I’ve signed up! I have a wardrobe (and more) full of clothes so this will force me to either wear it, refashion or give it away. I also have a large stash of fabrics so hopefully I can reduce this too. It will help me make garments I need rather than those I like the look of and only wear once. 🙄Plus you can still buy shoes. 👠 😀#2018rtwfast  #newyearsresolution  #sewyourownclothes  #ilovesewing  #sewinginfrance 
“I wouldn’t do it like that, why don’t you rip the seam apart?” Says the man who doesn’t sew. My reply? Not really printable but ended with...suggest you go back to watching the rugby! 🤬 #nonsewerknowsitall #husbandkilledbyseamripper #sewinginfrance
Isn’t this adorable! Sent to me by the daughter of @sewbettyblue. I love it and look forward to meeting them both for one day. Linda and I started chatting via The Fold Line and have been sharing our love of sewing ever since. Is a sewing penpal a thing? I think so. 😊 #sewingpenpals #sewingfriendsarethebest #sharingaloveofsewing #sewinginfrance @thefoldline
Isn’t this adorable! Sent to me by the daughter of @sewbettyblue. I love it and look forward to meeting them both for one day. Linda and I started chatting via The Fold Line and have been sharing our love of sewing ever since. Is a sewing penpal a thing? I think so. 😊 #sewingpenpals  #sewingfriendsarethebest  #sharingaloveofsewing  #sewinginfrance  @thefoldline
Sewing presents are the best! The mug is from @sewbettyblue she knows me so well. ☕️ #sewingpresents #sewingfriends #themakersatelier #sewinginfrance #isew #ilovesewing
Some Christmas sparkle ✨
Easy to make skirt in sequin fabric from @sewisfaction. Pattern from The Makers Atelier book. I may have used the pattern before I received the book from my son 🤫#themakersatelier #stretchpencilskirt #mysewisfaction #imakemyclothes #isew #ilovesewing #sewinginfrance
Listening to this while doing a little late night sewing...it’s brilliant. 🎄🎧
#dickenschristmascarol #audible #christmassewing #sewinginfrance
A little present for my friend’s daughter’s 1st birthday. Think she might be more interested in the cake 🎂 #handmadegifts #sewinginfrance
A little present for my friend’s daughter’s 1st birthday. Think she might be more interested in the cake 🎂 #handmadegifts  #sewinginfrance 
I love rediscovering my Christmas linens. Not my work but collected over the years from vide greniers #christmaslinens #christmasembroidery #sewinginfrance
Unfortunately my UK trip was cut short as my vertigo returned 😔 but luckily l did managed a visit to @sewisfaction.  I was so excited to see the shop and meet the lovely Sheona in real life. She was so friendly and helpful. I could have bought so much more.
Purple knit = Blackwood cardigan
Quilted jersey = Linden sweatshirt
Abstract ponti = t-shirt
Matt gold sequin = Christmas skirt
Well that’s the plan......😊
#fabricshopping #sewinginfrance #imakemyclothes #ilovesewing #slowfashion
#sewistofinstagram
Unfortunately my UK trip was cut short as my vertigo returned 😔 but luckily l did managed a visit to @sewisfaction. I was so excited to see the shop and meet the lovely Sheona in real life. She was so friendly and helpful. I could have bought so much more. Purple knit = Blackwood cardigan Quilted jersey = Linden sweatshirt Abstract ponti = t-shirt Matt gold sequin = Christmas skirt Well that’s the plan......😊 #fabricshopping  #sewinginfrance  #imakemyclothes  #ilovesewing  #slowfashion  #sewistofinstagram 
What do you do when you forget your pattern weights? Resort to alcohol of course! 😂 #sewinginfrance #ilovesewing #sewist #sewistofinstagram
Un message personnel, pas de Le petit Lapin rouge, mais ça peut vous intéresser: 😉
"Bonsoir cousettes. Je joue déjà longtemps avec l'idée que je veux 'organiser' un weekend couture. Pas d'atelier, mais dans l'esprit 'nous cousons ensemble et il y a toujours qqun avec une solution pour une question' Pas d'enfants, pas d'époux qui nous gènent, juste nous et nos machines 😍 L'endroit sera dans le Tarn-et-Garonne, la date fin mars début avril, le prix: le prix du logement et diners. Pas de benefit. Est-ce qu'il aura des intéressées?" #couture #coudre  #weekenddecouture #diy #faitmain #naaieninFrankrijk #sewinginFrance 😁
Un message personnel, pas de Le petit Lapin rouge, mais ça peut vous intéresser: 😉 "Bonsoir cousettes. Je joue déjà longtemps avec l'idée que je veux 'organiser' un weekend couture. Pas d'atelier, mais dans l'esprit 'nous cousons ensemble et il y a toujours qqun avec une solution pour une question' Pas d'enfants, pas d'époux qui nous gènent, juste nous et nos machines 😍 L'endroit sera dans le Tarn-et-Garonne, la date fin mars début avril, le prix: le prix du logement et diners. Pas de benefit. Est-ce qu'il aura des intéressées?" #couture  #coudre  #weekenddecouture  #diy  #faitmain  #naaieninFrankrijk  #sewinginFrance  😁
This stunning #logcabinpatchwork #lapquilt was completed in today's #sewingworkshop I love the striped effect, which is much more obvious on the complete quilt than when it was being put together... #sewing #sewinginfrance #sewcialist #sewingtogether #textileholidays #textileholidaysfrance #lejardinduberger
Baby quilt finished and ready to make its way to Everleigh-Rose. I’ve backed it with a fleece fabric to make it snuggly.

#patchwork #babyquilt #sewinginfrance #ilovesewing #sewist #sewistofinstagram #francesews #villerealsews
Couldn’t resist this piece of Liberty wool/cotton print. My local village held it’s first Vide Atelier Creative today. I was surprised how many stalls there were for such a small village. People came from far and wide so hopefully there will be another one so I can sell some of my stash. I thought I was very restrained considering how much was there. 😊 The third pic is my lovely friend Tina @cadeaux_insolites who was doing a roaring trade. Loved listening to her trying to describe scuba fabric to a group of French women. I think the diving comment confused them a bit. 😂
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#sewinginfrance #videateliercreative #ilovesewing #sewist #sewistofinstagram #francesews
Couldn’t resist this piece of Liberty wool/cotton print. My local village held it’s first Vide Atelier Creative today. I was surprised how many stalls there were for such a small village. People came from far and wide so hopefully there will be another one so I can sell some of my stash. I thought I was very restrained considering how much was there. 😊 The third pic is my lovely friend Tina @cadeaux_insolites who was doing a roaring trade. Loved listening to her trying to describe scuba fabric to a group of French women. I think the diving comment confused them a bit. 😂 . . #sewinginfrance  #videateliercreative  #ilovesewing  #sewist  #sewistofinstagram  #francesews