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handmade wardrobe year - March

My handmade wardrobe year – March

By Julia Claridge | April 8, 2014
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End of month three of not buying any clothes and only making them! Feeling really happy that I have still not been remotely tempted to buy any. Actually I’m loving the fabric shopping and conjuring up in my head thoughts of making anything I want to, instead of being restricted by what the shops are…

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Mums the word! – It’s special to be a sewing mum.

By Julia Claridge | March 26, 2014
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Becoming a mum was really the inspiration and motivation for starting my sewing business. Motherhood also underpins a lot of what I do within the business. I really like what I call the heritage value of sewing. By this I mean the way this skill is passed on through the generations. Certainly that is the…

handmade wardrobe year - February

My handmade wardrobe year – February

By Julia Claridge | March 3, 2014
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The end of my second month of not buying ANY clothes and so far not even a glimmer of temptation  I feel like I am doing quite well. It has bought on new feelings towards clothes, I don’t feel like I am trying to be good. I feel like I have opened up a whole new world of…

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My handmade wardrobe year – end of the first month

By Julia Claridge | February 4, 2014
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The end of my first month of buying no clothes and only making them! OK its probably unlikely to be difficult to restrain from buying clothes in the first 4 weeks of the year! And yes I successfully did not buy any clothing at all. However in my first week devastation did hit my wardrobe! I had bought a…

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My handmade wardrobe year – Jan 2014

By Julia Claridge | January 2, 2014
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Yesterday I announced on Facebook and twitter that my New Year resolution would be to only make my clothes and not to buy ANY for a whole year. I also plan to blog about my progress and what I make every month. So here by way of a kick start, I thought I better set…

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Have I got time to sew? – radio edit!

By Julia Claridge | October 14, 2013
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A few weeks ago I was contacted by BBC radio Leicester who asked me if I would like to talk about sewing on the Ed Stagg show on a Saturday. Of course not being one to turn down a challenge especially if it involves talking about sewing I said yes! The format of the show…

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Spreading the sewing love!

By Julia Claridge | July 29, 2013
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This may seem like a slightly strange blog post choice from someone who is anything but an extrovert. I am definitely not the sort of person who likes to be centre of attention, however the idea of this post is to start the theme of stories about how and where starting to sew can and…

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