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No to Fast Fashion

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have already seen my latest dressmaking, a Blackwood cardi. This is such a nice pattern, it fits great, really flattering and is quick and easy to sew. The only tricky moment is top stitching the pockets in place. The answer to that is to pin them really well, then place some thin tissue paper on top and stitch through all the layers. If you use white tissue you'll hopefully be able to see the edge of the pocket, but if you can't, you should still be able to feel it. When you're done, tear the paper away and voila! A perfectly stitched pocket with no distortion.

I'm sure I will make more of these cardigans, I need to go through my stash and see what suitable fabrics I've got.

In the Insta post, I referenced the BBC documentary by Stacey Dooley about the fashion industry's failings to address the environmental devastation it's causing. If you're able to watch it on iPlayer, it's well worth checking out. I had…

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