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Named Talvikki Sweater in French Terry

Posted by Renee Stokes on

Named Talvikki Sweater in French Terry

Hi everyone! This is my first post as a guest blogger for MaaiDesign. I'm Renee, I've been sewing for around 4 years and I just love it. I especially like sewing with high-quality fabrics and using indie and Japanese sewing patterns. You can find me on Instagram @stokesrenee. So, when choosing the fabric for this Named Talvikki Sweater, my big question was - is it going to be stretchy enough to fit over my head??? During my 'research' into the pattern, I had come across some disaster stories of people completing the sweater and not actually being able to put it on because of...

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The Year of the Sleeve

Posted by Kate Brookes on

The Year of the Sleeve

Hello, I'm Kate of Sewing with Kate and today I am guest blogging here for MaaiDesign.  Did you know, this year has been deemed, 'The Year of the Sleeve’?  There has been some amazingly inspirational pieces on Instagram this year, especially in our sewing community.  The Year of the Sleeve was initially instigated by Ryliss Bod of the Sewing and Design School in Washington. She started collecting and posting some sleeve designs earlier this year. Here are some of my favourites, all massively OTT and wonderful. With sleeve inspiration in abundance, I thought this could be a good opportunity to show how to...

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