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fiona dalton  Fabric shop co-owner (@thedrapery), mother of two, dachshund fancier and maker of stuff.

Henryโ€™s tiny origami. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿง

Louis - not so much into balls.

Sewing brains trust, any suggestions?! I just finished this Papercut Moana top and there is lots of excess fabric at the top of the side bodice, resulting in some bizarre triangular action. The bust dart is too high on me, which I think is the whole problem. (Nope, I didnโ€™t muslin, so I had this coming to me, Iโ€™ll move it if I sew this pattern again.) But, in order to not waste this awesome barkcloth, do you think I could get away with taking a wedge out of the side seam to make it wearable? Thereโ€™s a facing so I need to take that into account too. Any help appreciated. x

Freshly made chair cover has been given the hound stamp of approval. ๐Ÿ˜…

Christmas present in action! I made this simple BBQ apron for Matt using some heavyweight denim from @thedrapery. (Please excuse creases and weeds, summer holidays y'know!)

Made myself a muumuu to combat the heat. I mucked around with my favourite @inthefolds #peplumtop to extend it into a frock. Only had 1m of this glorious sateen by @hansenprintandtex so I cut the back bodice on the fold, used contrast binding and substituted the peplum in the pattern for a slightly gathered rectangle (width of fabric x about 60cm). I might still cut it back into a top because it's looking dangerously like maternity wear. But it's light and breezy, and when it's 41c that totally counts. โ˜€๏ธ

Our doggo of the 90-degree ear and perpetual waggy tail.

I put this top on the floor to take a blog photo for @thedrapery and the quality control came in. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

When your new scissors match your evening drink: ๐Ÿ‘. (Thanks @lempobee, they are brilliantly snippy!)

Hooray, a finished garment! Trying to replace a few tired summer tops. We had 1.45m of this 3min for Kokka cotton left on the bolt a few weeks ago - the exact @tessutifabrics #katetop amount, so I snaffled it. This will see a stack of wear (once I iron it, hah!)

Making a patchy muslin of a #kochikimono from linen & denim scraps. Wearable or hideous - only time will tell! ๐Ÿ˜„

The sleeping game is strong with this one. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’•

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