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March 22, 2020




I've got behind with this feature over the last few days because there has been so many other things going on. So be prepared to be bombarded as I do a quick post to catch up with the days I have missed!


Day 18: #Technique


My technique ranges depending what I'm making, but generally speaking I :


🌸Draft my paper pattern from scratch, either using a Dress pattern as a template or I make up the shape free hand.

🌸I pin it to my chosen fabric and cut it out

🌸I do have an order of construction per design, but I will sew the main bulk of the garment using my Machine and Overlocker (to finish off the raw edges)

🌸For Shorts I will then add the waistband / Tee's I will then turn under the sleeve cuffs + Sew in the ribbed neckline.

🌸I will then hand tack the Pom Poms to the hem (so they don't move around) before Machine Sewing them in.

🌸I will then snip and pull away any tacking threads.

🌸I sew in my 2 Labels - One for my logo and one for the washing instructions.

🌸I will Iron the garment, parcel it up and get it posted to it's new home!


Here's a photo of me hand sewing in Pom Poms for a recent order that I posted to the USA!


#Smallbusiness #handmade #makerslife #instagramchallenge #handmadebusiness #etsyuk #madeincumbria


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