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Sew Awesome app

I was so excited to find this app today that I have to share it with everyone.
I wanted a way of storing information on the patterns and fabric I own as I have too many and lose track.
I searched on Android play on the off chance and then Sew Awesome app came up!

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It allows you to save details including photos of patterns,  fabric,  threads, needles etc.

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I have only added three patterns so far but it was super easy.

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This way I know what amount of fabric and notions are needed when browsing the fabric shop.
I loaded up a free version but would recommend stretching to the £3 pro version as this gets rid of annoying advertising and enables you to search which for me would be vital.

Go and check it out 🙂

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Loving vintage patterns

I finished my Style 3686 pattern yesterday and I am loving all the vintage 1972 details of big collars and puff sleeves!

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Daughter helping with photography

I found the pattern at the local charity shop for 50p in a size 12.
The bust size was correct for me but 4″ too small on hip and waist measurement.
I copied the pattern out on new pattern paper,  which was quick as pre cut by the last owner. I added two inches to the front bodice and back bodice to make allowance for my hips and again on the waist band on the skirt.
When I finished the dress and tried it on I realised that I needed to remove the extra width I had added in!!
This dress only took me a day to put together as a simple construction and therefore I took the time to finish it well.

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The fabric is from hobbycraft and cost £12 a metre which is a lot for me to spend on fabric so really wanted this to have a quality finish at the end.
I decided to finish the hem and sleeves with tape which I am really happy with and will definitely continue to do with other projects.

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Taped hem

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Taped sleeves

Thanks for reading :mrgreen:

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