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Sewing again :)

The problems I encountered with my last two jersey dresses have made me avoid my sewing room like the plague. I keep finding other things to occupy me (not hard). But The Great British Sewing Bee is back, and what better way to reignite a sewing passion! Watching them made me jealous – I want to sew again. And I’m easing my way back in. No pattern drafting, no invisible zips to drive me crazy, let’s just make a top. If they made it in 2.5 hours – I hopefully can fit it into a weekend, somewhere.

I’m starting with Colette’s *free* Sorbetto pattern. There are loads of great makes out there for inspiration. I haven’t decided on a fabric yet – challenge 1 is printing out the pattern! How typical for my printer to pack in today. Is the universe trying to tell me something…?

In my search for the Sewing Bee 2014 patterns, I came across this site on the Simplicity New Look website which is pairing up the makes on the show with their patterns. I’m already loving the first three…. could this be a new challenge?




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The Garden Party Dress: A free pattern from honigdesign

I’ve been trying to decide what to tackle next after the Cambie. But the more I think, the more my project wish list expands and now I have SO much I want to do I don’t know where to start! I’m too much of a thinker… I need to become a doer.

My sewing room has a bursting-to-the-brim box of half started projects and I did promise myself that one of these unfortunate forgotten dreams would be completed once I finished the Cambie. But it’s so much more exciting starting on a new pattern than picking up from an old one, don’t you agree?!

And then an email popped up in my inbox pointing me over to Elise’s blog, honigdesign . If you haven’t checked it out before, go take a look. She makes some really gorgeous stuff, including her fabulous Garden Party  dress.

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I saw this and instantly wanted it in my wardrobe. Lucky for me, Elise is giving away a *free* downloadable pattern, so we can all have a go! I’d love to replicate Garden Dress 2 – it’s so cute. All she asks is for feedback on the pattern and to share our creations with her.

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Thank you honigdesign!

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