Welcome Back!

Let’s be honest…it’s been a while since I put anything on this blog; over a year in fact! So first of all, welcome back!  I’m planning on getting my blog back up and running as I’m still very much sewing every day and making lots of things that I can share with you.  I share a lot over on my Instagram but there are few garments that I would like to go into more detail about over here.

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I’m planning on sharing some of my recent makes.  Some are sponsored, some are work related, some I’ve had the fabric given to me and some are just my own me mades.  I’ll be fully transparent within each blog, just so you know which is which!

Over the last year, I’ve really worked on building up more of my paid sewing work.  I’m working in the local community offering group classes and individual sewing classes.  My group classes have just got back going again, but with how the World is at the moment, my private lessons are becoming more popular.

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I’m also on the writing team for Sewing Life Magazine [Aff Link].  It’s an online magazine which is released bimonthly.  You get a sewing pattern and a magazine that is full of useful articles.  I write a few articles and sew up samples for each edition.

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Home-wise we are doing ok! As well as anyone can be doing through a pandemic anyway.  Rosie is 2 and a half and is quite the toddler.  She makes us laugh every day and now loves it when she gets to wear the clothes that Mama made for her!

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Well, it does feel lovely to write another blog.  Something I haven’t really sat down to do for a long time.  Please say hello again! Speak soon xx

Gertie Sews Vintage Casual – Zip Front Dress

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This dress has been on my list to make for a LONG time! I put it on my Make Nine plans for last year and just got round to sewing it up a couple of days before 2018 ended. I had always known which fabric I wanted to use for it too so that made it slightly easier to get motivated for it.

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2019 Make Nine Plans

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I’m joining in with Rochelle’s #MakeNine challenge again for 2019. I really enjoyed having goals to meet last year and managed to make seven out of the nine. Having a plan to work along to really works for my organized little brain. As you can see above, I’ve chosen a mix of patterns for both Rosie & I. Last year I chose a few patterns that were PDF patterns and this year, I’ve chosen patterns from my physical stash instead.  I’m really looking forward to following everyone else’s Make Nine challenges too.  Let me know if you are doing the challenge and drop your link in the comments!