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Helen Parker  My adventures in sewing 👧💖✂

Made up my lovely fabric from @stitchodyssey destash! On a mission to find my perfect sleeveless dress pattern. This took soooo many adjustments- graded between a smaller size at shoulders and bust to waist and lengthened the bodice. Moved the bust darts down and out and the waist darts down. Added to the seam allowance as I panicked it would be too small, over compensated and made it too big! I like it but my hunt continues! Any pattern suggestions? #simplicity1873 #cynthiarowley #flamingodress

Fabric delivery! One of my favourite on line shops @textileexpress was having a sale just when I was on the hunt for some viscose to give the Julia dress a go. I'm planning a short version to wear over a t-shirt. I didnt plan to buy the flamingos but I thought it would be perfect for this McCall pattern. Doing well with the plan to only buy with patterns in mind (although the actual pattern may change!).

You know how much I love a competition! I'd love to win number 2 @1stforfabrics

#Repost @1stforfabrics (@get_repost)
✂️Competition Time!✂️
A few of our past popular prizes are making a re-appearance in this giveaway plus some new goodies too.
We’ll select TWO winners at random - one from Instagram and one from Facebook - and each winner can choose their prize. All you have to do to enter is comment below which of these 3 prizes you would go for:
1. A @prym.consumer sewing box filled with Prym goodies, Moon Threads and a bundle of Fat Quarters.
2. Your choice of a @tillybuttons OR a @sewoveritlondon printed patterns PLUS a £20 voucher towards your perfect fabric.
3. A cutting mat, rotary cutter and other @prym.consumer goodies.
Winners will be drawn on Friday 29th June 2018.
It’s not compulsory, but we’d love you to share this giveaway with your sewing buddies/tag your pals, help us spread the small business love!
Good luck!
*this giveaway is only open to those with a U.K. address to ship prizes to*
#sewinguk #1stforfabrics #fabricshop #sewingcompetition #fabricgiveaway #tillyandthebuttons #sewoverit

A bit of fun @williamgee_uk #WilliamGeeContest
#Repost @williamgee_uk (@get_repost)
CONTEST TIME! 🏆 How many buttons are in this vase?? Guess your answer in the comments ⬇⬇ Win a William Gee Prize Bundle, packed with incredible sewing goodies! ✂️👗👚💃 Entering is FREE & EASY:
1) Comment on this post with your answer
2) Regram this post using #WilliamGeeContest and @williamgee_uk

Competition closes Friday 6th July at 1pm when the winning answer will be announced. If there is no correct answer then the closest entry wins. If there are 2 correct answers then both entrants will receive the prize. One entry per person. International entries are allowed, however prizes can only be shipped to an address in the UK. You must be following @williamgee_UK in order to be eligible for this competition. Winner will be informed via social media and contacted directly. Good luck!

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Me "I need to buy less novelty fabrics because I don't get the chance to wear them as much". Me also "ooh constellation fabric that GLOWS in the dark!". And it really does. Thank you @westcoastfabric1 it's perfect 🌠

Today marks the last day of Me Made May. I had just enough to wear something different every day with a few more in the wardrobe that for various reasons didn't get worn. It's been great see everyone me mades. My wish list has grown considerably but I plan to slow down a bit and just enjoy the actual sewing 😊 Thanks for hosting @sozoblog #mmmay18

Day 31 of Me Made May! My first Emery dress. Feeling a little snug now after lunch at pizza hut! #christinehaynespatterns #christinehaynesemerydress #mmmay18

Day 30 of Me Made May. First-time I've worn this @closetcase.patterns Kalle shirt. Cropped version with some length added. Love this paperboat fabric so much #closetcasepatterns #kalleshirtdress #mmmay18

Day 29 of Me Made May. I was hoping to get a photo of this elephant dress in front of some actual elephants but there wasn't any so settled for the plastic gorilla 🤣 #mmmay18 #christinehaynespatterns #christinehaynesemerydress #emerydress

Day 28 of Me Made May. Finished this Ogden cami today. In my hast, I twisted a strap. I'm not unpicking it. Well at least not today! #truebiasogdencami #mmmay18

Day 27 of Me Made May. Simple Sew Grace dress. I had to have this african wax fabric when I saw @roisinmuldoon make a dress from it. It took ages to find it and even longer to cut into it. It's a little big but ok I think. It was a precut so I've still got quite a bit left 😊 #mmmay18 #simplesewgracedress #simplesewpatterns #simplesewgrace

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