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Helen Parker  My adventures in sewing πŸ‘§πŸ’–βœ‚

Couldn't resist getting a photo of me with the dodo while I'm wearing my dodo print top!

Hoping to make a start on this today. I've had this African wax for ages after seeing it used by @roisinmuldoon and then on the sewing bee in a different colourway (told you it was a long time ago!). I'd forgotten I had this @simplesewuk pattern and then I saw @sewpositivity and @rhiannonbrum fab versions. Thought I'd cut the waistband a different direction to the rest if the dress 😊. #africanwaxfabric #simplesewpatterns #sewersofinstagram #simplesewgracedress

Apt fabric for today's weather! Bought this from @creativesanctuary. So sad they are closing. Perhaps someone will take over. In the meantime I'll make sure I visit lots. Fabric buying ban temporarily lifted! #rileyblake #fabricstash πŸŒ§πŸ˜Šβœ‚οΈ

Can't leave the teaching assistants out! Stitched up some bookmarks for them πŸ˜ŠπŸ“š. Love making these. #handmade #teachersgifts

Teachers gifts! Bought this Cath Kidston fabric remnant ages ago with no specific plans. Am hoping there's enough left for something small for myself cos I love this fabric! Lined with waterproof fabric to make them more practical #teachersgifts #handmade #cathkidston #washbag

Ooh yes please @elisalex count me in for tge chance to win this fab Gertie pattern. Seen some great versions on here πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘—βœ‚οΈπŸ’–

Finished another @tillybuttons #liloudress Went down a size this time as I ended up taking the last one in quite a bit. Used the skirt from #newlookk6262 but pleated it rather than gathered. Feeling pleased with myself over this as I've been wanting to give pleats a go but up to now I've chickened out- working out the pleats is a bit too mathematical for me but with trial and error I managed it 😊πŸ’ͺ. #sewcialists #pleats

Yeay I'm up to 300 followers! It's a lovely feeling that 300 people are interested in what I sew πŸ˜Šβœ‚οΈπŸ‘—

Ooh would love to win this. What a perfect way to spend the day! #sewingweekender @sewnowmag πŸ˜’βœ‚οΈπŸ‘—πŸ’–

Treated myself to some of this lovely cotton & steel rifle & paper co wonderland fabric. It was a good price from @thetartanreel I ordered this yesterday afternoon and it's just arrived! I'm thinking the teapots for a dress and the playing cards for a clutch bag. #sewersofinstagram #riflepapercofabric #wonderlandfabric

Beach bag on location! Love this fabric from @sewisfaction so much! I bought a metre like the pattern suggests but because it's a directional print I did a bit of extra cutting and used the whole width. I only used half if it so have enough for something else πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘™πŸ– #mysewisfaction

Just finished this clutch bag for my lovely friend I'm visiting in Spain this weekend. This is the pattern I got from the clutch bag class I did at @creativesanctuary Always feel nervous gifting something I've made. Hope she likes it. πŸ‘›βœ‚οΈπŸ”ΊοΈ

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