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I recently received a lovely custom order from a lady who wanted a cushion cover for her daughter who was starting pre-school. The little girl needed a cushion for her afternoon rest periods and the lady wished for some of her drawings to be embroidered on the cushion, ideally in the centre of the pillow.
Although working to a tight timescale I’ve loved every minute of the #SummerSewingChallenge by SimplicityNewlook for Simplicity Turns 90 and here are some pictures of the finished dress & bolero. I’m so pleased with how it’s turned out.
Having finally made the decision to enter the #SummerSewingChallenge by SimplicityNewlook & with 16 days until the closing date, only 4 of which I could spend sewing, I narrowed down my choice to the Best Dressmakers category. I thought that my husband, although supportive, would be working and not free for fittings if I chose the men's/boys shirt category. Similarly, our boy/girl grand twins are ideal models for the children’s wear but I didn’t think we’d be seeing them over the next 10 days. I don’t fulfil the beginner requirements which left the ladies dress - & I don’t wear dresses!!