Great British Sewing Bee Book – Girls Dress

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Series 2 of the Great British Sewing Bee came at a time when I was just venturing into learning to sew. I hadn’t been watching it and while everyone was watching Episode 4 on TV, I was catching up on the previous episodes in between finding free patterns and reading extensive tutorials and vintage sewing books. I eventually bought the book from the series and hate to admit, but I don’t think I’ve finished any of the garments that were in it.

When my nieces bought Great British Sewing Bee Book Girls Dressme flowers and showered me with hugs and kisses, telling me that they missed me, I suddenly had the urge to make clothes on a much smaller scale. I’ve never made anything for children before, so thought I’d give it a go.

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Sew Slow – Why I’m quitting Fast Fashion

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“Fast fashion” is a term used to refer to clothing that is produced very quickly and very cheaply, to respond to changing trends in fashion. If you live in the UK, think of Primark, H&M and more expensive shops like Next and Topshop.

One of the reasons I started dressmaking was because I was fed up with wandering around shops picking up garments I barely liked, because they were cheap and happened to fit “okay”.

I’ve realised that since I’ve been making my own clothes, I haven’t bought anything new. I’ve bought one or two items from charity shops. So I’ve vowed to quit buying Fast Fashion for good.

Here’s why…

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