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Monthly Musing ~ Hello? Enthusiasm, motivation, inspiration?

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Monthly Musing ~ Hello?  Enthusiasm, motivation, inspiration?

I've been in a selective funk this month with some projects breezing to completion and others being delayed till the very last minute or not even making it past the starting point.  What to do when you have 'selective sew-jo'?

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9 useful resources for beginner bra makers

Helen Cloke

9 useful resources for beginner bra makers

2020 looks to be the year that a lot of you will venture into bra making (according to my reliable source, i.e. Instagram) so I've remembered back and have compiled a list of resources that I found useful when starting the sometimes frustrating but ultimately rewarding hobby of lingerie sewing.  

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Colour Inspiration January 'Hi(gh) Summer Hydrangea'

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Colour Inspiration January 'Hi(gh) Summer Hydrangea'

As summer progresses, inspiration is taken from the changing colours of the Hydrangea flower.

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Monthly Musing ~ Challenge Yourself

Helen Cloke monthly musing

Monthly Musing ~ Challenge Yourself

I'm more focused on setting challenges rather than resolutions for 2020 and I have a couple in mind for bra making.  How about you?

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Recycled Swimwear ~ My top colour combo selections!

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Recycled Swimwear ~ My top colour combo selections!

It's getting hot in here and I've got swimwear on my mind! I've put together my top suggestions for colour combinations in the recycled swimwear fabric range and matched each one to a swimwear pattern.  Here's to looking cool by the pool!

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