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    VLOG – How to – Sew a little girls jersey dress

    Today I’m sewing a jersey dress for my daughter using a T shirt pattern I already have and adding a gathered skirt. I talk about how I plan to resize the pattern pieces to adapt them to make a dress, fitting the jersey neckband and how to measure the skirt depending on how much gather you like. Thank you so much for watching. If you have any questions about the making process do let me know in the comments below. If you haven’t already subscribed to my channel I’d love you to consider subscribing for more sewing and making content. My normal upload day is a Saturday morning. Lots of…

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    The ‘Cassiopée Mini’ Dress by I Am Patterns – A pattern review in collaboration with Makerist.com

    For this blog post I’ve teamed up with Makerist.com who kindly invited me to review two of their patterns and offer my lovely followers the chance to win one of three free patterns in a GIVEAWAY over on my Instagram account @secret_life_of_a_seamstress.  Makerist are also kindly offering my readers 20% off of all full price patterns too so if you’d like to treat yourself to a lovely sewing pattern as well as enter the giveaway simply enter the code SECRETLIFE20 at checkout. *Please be aware that the giveaway ends on Monday 21 September and discount code ends on Monday 19 October, so if you’re reading this post after these dates…

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    Minerva Blogger Network – New Look Kids 6205

    This Bunnies on Bikes cotton fabric was too cute to pass up for my animal loving little girl so I snapped some up to make the New Look 6205 pattern for her which I’d had in my pattern stash for ages and not made up. Pattern: New Look 6205 – I made age 6 Fabric: Printed cotton fabric kindly gifted in return for a blog post, available to purchase here. Alterations: None at all other than that I made an age 6 for my 7 year old due to the amount of ease there was in the final garment. This fitted perfectly. Time to make: Approx 2-3 hours. I would…