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Monthly Musing ~ Be unafraid, be very unafraid.

Helen Cloke monthly musing

Monthly Musing ~ Be unafraid, be very unafraid.

Fear can hold us back from a lot of things...

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Meet the Maker ~ 7 Questions with Steph

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Meet the Maker ~ 7 Questions with Steph

I just HAD to interview Steph for the month of April! 

This month's theme screaming - Go bold or go home! - put me in mind of Steph's Instagram feed.  An avid sewist, Steph makes some colour inspiring garments and doesn't shy away from fabulous, outside the box, colour combo's and prints.

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The Making of ~ A Lansdowne Bra ~ Part Two

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The Making of ~ A Lansdowne Bra ~ Part Two

Having completed all the preparation work (measuring and cutting out) in Part One, I'm now I'm up to the sewing part!  The instructions include easy to follow diagrams so I'd feel fairly confident if I were a beginner, in understanding what to do.

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The Making of ~ A Lansdowne Bra ~ Part One

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The Making of ~ A Lansdowne Bra ~ Part One

April's lingerie kit for the 'Hot Tropics' colour theme is perfect for sewing up a Lansdowne bra by Orange Lingerie.  The fabric and lace combination lend beautifully to the Lansdowne's plunge front, cleavage boosting style.

I thought I'd try and tackle the making of this bra as though I were a beginner bra maker and follow the instructions step by step.  This is the first time I have made this particular pattern.

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Introducing April's Limited Edition Kit ~ 'The Helena'

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Introducing April's Limited Edition Kit ~ 'The Helena'

'The Helena' is a kit full of bright, happy colours and prints!  It's about being bold in your colour choices and letting go of fears that certain colours should not be seen together! 

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