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Blinkin’ Nora, it’s a Cracker! Sewing Pattern Review: Tilly and the Buttons Nora Top

Just exactly how many jumper patterns do you have in your collection? Personally, I have at least five that I can think of; Grainline Linden, Sew House Seven Toaster, Tilly and the Buttons Stella Hoodie, Nina Lee Southbank and now the Tilly and the Buttons Nora.  Living in the UK, you can never have too… Continue reading Blinkin’ Nora, it’s a Cracker! Sewing Pattern Review: Tilly and the Buttons Nora Top

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Workshop-a-go-go!

Well that took a lot of planning.  A LOT. More planning than Billy O’Plan.  Ignore me, I’m delirious from ALL THE PLANNING!!!!  But, I’ve got there I think, for now!  You hopefully will have seen that the first batch of workshops have been released for booking on my shiny new online booking system thingy.  (I sew,… Continue reading Workshop-a-go-go!

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Review: Clothkits Sunflower Dress

A fair few of you have had a trip down memory lane this past couple of weeks when you’ve come in the shop. I’m not talking about the 1930s Singer sewing machine or Gary the vintage Gutermann chest, the thing that seems to have struck many of you the most is the presence of the… Continue reading Review: Clothkits Sunflower Dress

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Fabricate: Week 1

WOWZERS!  There is no other word to describe the first week of the shop, than “Wowzers”!!  The response and support has been incredible!  I’m not gonna lie, I really didn’t expect many people to come in yet; I thought the numbers might have increased once the workshops got up and running, but oh no…you saw… Continue reading Fabricate: Week 1

The Birth of Fabricate

D-Day is Approaching…

Right, this is it.  Never mind the inauguration of The Trump as President, this is much more important. It’s time for me to (wo)man up and put up or shut up.  The shelves are stocked, the till and card machine are working and the Nespresso pod holder is full, so I think I’m good to… Continue reading D-Day is Approaching…

The Birth of Fabricate

Suffocating in a sea of sewing supplies

Well I can only apologise; I’ve been that busy that I haven’t had time to update you on my progress, which to be honest, can only be a good thing for those of you planning on visiting the shop, right?! If you read my Facebook page, you’ll have seen that the flooring went in the… Continue reading Suffocating in a sea of sewing supplies

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Review: Sew Over It – “Ultimate Shift Dress” Sewing Pattern

Ladies & Gentlemen, may I introduce to you the matriarch of the Fabricate Fam; The woman who inspired (inspired/forced, same thing in the eyes of Mrs B) to take up sewing as a nipper and thus began the Fabricate dream.  The one and only Mrs B!! That’s right, The Mother has been suitably restrained from… Continue reading Review: Sew Over It – “Ultimate Shift Dress” Sewing Pattern

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Review: Tilly and the Buttons – “Coco” Sewing Pattern

Just to give you a bit of a background into these reviews, I’ve instructed my Research & Development team (i.e. me and The Mother) to have a go at a few patterns so we can decide which ones would be the best to sell in the shop in terms of being easy to follow, level… Continue reading Review: Tilly and the Buttons – “Coco” Sewing Pattern