Insides Out From A (relative) Newbie

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It’s so exciting to be writing a post for Jamie’s blog Male Devon Sewing! I’ve known Jamie for a while – he’s a family friend and made my sister-in-law’s wedding dress. THE dress that was mentioned in his ‘where are they now’ at the end of his series of Great British Sewing Bee. Now that’s what […]

My Insides out!

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Hi I’m Nicky from Sewandsnip. I’ve really enjoyed reading the contributions so far to Jamie’s idea of Insides Out and am pleased to be able to take part too. I’ve always felt that a neat inside makes me feel like I’m wearing something that I’ve taken care over producing. With limited sewing time my normal […]

Lining Up!

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When I started sewing, back in the late 1970s [ouch] I only knew one way to finish seams, and that was zig-zagging.  So that’s what I did, for many, many years, as I couldn’t afford an overlocker, until just 6 years ago.  I made a  very small number of lined garments in those years, in […]

The inside needs to be pretty

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Hi everyone, I am Simona and you’ll find me blogging at  Sewing Adventures in the Attick (yes, my sewing room is actually in the attic, well a nicely converted one). On my blog, I mostly ‘rant’ about the garments I make. I am really pleased to share with you my thoughts about the insides of my handmade […]

Ins and outs of a dress shirt

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I have been sewing for nearly two years now. It all started with the blinds in my study breaking:  I thought it would be interesting to make some curtains, and one thing led to another. Looking back, I was also encouraged by watching the Great British Sewing Bee – and seeing one or two men […]

Making something your own, inside as well as out

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Hi there! I’m Becca and I can normally be found over at Red W Sews where I blog all about my dressmaking adventures (and disasters!) To me, the inside of garments can be a bit like the drummer in a band (bear with me).  If you’ve got a good drummer, you’re all set; if nothing […]

Inside a Chanel Inspired Jacket – Di Kendall

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I’d always wanted to make a Chanel inspired jacket, so when I found this Linton Tweed at an exceptionally good price I knew exactly what I was going to use it for. I already had the charmeuse lining from a sale when Janet Reger closed her local factory, I knew I’d find the perfect use […]