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- Currently hanging on my wall to remind me that I need to make stuff as well as read stuff.....I picked up this lovely old book (1st ed 1935, this reprint 1953) when I was at Hardwick Hall last week. £2 from their 2nd hand bookshop!! I love old sewing books and this one has some beautiful illustrations. I'm always on the lookout for old sewing books, do you have any favourites to recommend? 🪡Inspiring contribution to #thepeopleswardrobe from @shelly_sews how gorgeous is her 27 year old jumper?! Here's how she describes it:Another fab day yesterday working with Fashion 1st years @artanddesignshu thinking about longevity, favourite clothes and doing some nice slow hand stitching to let our minds wander....🪡
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In a shock result Maria and Kate were neck and neck in votes on Instagram, my blog and email responses to my newsletter, so they are both MIY Makers for July!!
Well done to Maria and Kate, they can now both choose their next MIY Collection sewing pattern for free.
Have you got what it takes to be August’s MIY Maker? Post your makes using my patterns online and you might make the final 4. Full details of how to enter here.
Kate Brookes is a sewing blogger based in Sydney Australia, but she’s originally from…..yes, you guessed it, Sheffield!! All good things come from Sheffield!
She’s now written a lovely review of them which includes some Sheffield nostalgia, sewing, squeezing a pint out of a half pint pot (in fabric terms) and inspiring one of her 11 year old sewing students to also make a Brightside Shrug!
It’s a great read, have a look.