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Sew Over It Georgie Dress

Sew Over It Georgie Dress

Hi Everyone! I’m Holly, a.k.a A Stitches Tales on Instagram, and welcome to my very first Loubodu Fabrics blog post. I'm really excited to share with you the fabrics I’ll be working with as part of the team. My choice for my first post is the burgundy colourway cotton jersey, from the wide range of plain jerseys in stock. It’s 95% cotton 5% elastane and 150cm wide; a must have staple jersey for your stash and available in a ridiculously wide range of colours! I’ve used the dark red and grey before as well and the quality is fantastic. For...

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Debbie Dress - Republic Du Chiffon

Debbie Dress - Republic Du Chiffon

I am a naturally indecisive person, so when it came to making something for the blog it took me a while to choose which pattern to use. I wanted to try something new, but as I tend to make-to-sell instead of make-for-self, I wanted something to ease myself back into me-made clothing. I found the Republique du Chiffon Debbie pattern to be perfect, as the instructions were simple to follow, you didn’t have to cut out too many pattern pieces, and it could be whipped up in half a day. Beginners sewers take note, this is a great starter project!...

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French Terry Jarrah Sweatshirt

French Terry Jarrah Sweatshirt

Hello, I’m Cath and I’m delighted to be part of the Loubodu blogger team. I have always gone to Loubodu for their fantastic range of high quality stretch fabrics with fun and bold prints. Loubodu now also stock a beautiful array of woven fabrics, which are equally tempting. But for my first blog post I just had to choose a stretch fabric with a fabulous print.I opted for this beautiful bright floral print French terry. It’s great quality at 95% cotton and 5% elastane - a perfect amount of stretch for sweatshirts, joggers, cosy jumper dresses and children’s clothes. French...

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Friday Pattern Company Wilder Top

Friday Pattern Company Wilder Top

Hi everyone, Those of you who follow along with the latest pattern releases will have no doubt spotted the Friday Pattern Company Wilder Gown this summer. It surprised me as a pattern that was not my usual style - it’s a floaty, almost maxi dress - but, nevertheless, it called to me. I tried to resist this pattern (thinking that it would end us as an unworn make) but I eventually caved, as I just had to make the gown. Anyway, today’s blog post isn’t about the dress… it’s about the top version. What’s great about the Wilder pattern is...

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Helen's Closet Overalls

Helen's Closet Overalls

  Hi everyone, I’m Tamlyn (known on Instagram and YouTube as ‘Sewn on the Tyne’) and I’m happy to be here on the Loubodu Fabrics blog today to share my make with you.   I’ve been a Loubodu customer for a long time and have always loved their gorgeous range of knit fabrics, but in recent months they have extended their fabric offering to include lots of varieties of wovens too. It took me a little while to choose the fabric for this blog post, but when I saw the gorgeous colours of stretch corduroys that were available, my mind...

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