I decided to subscribe to Sew Today to give it a go and see what it’s all about. I have not been disappointed, there are two very handy articles in the two issues I have received (one on different types of “french” seam, the other about making your own wedding dress…I have an evening gown in mind that is not dissimilar to a wedding dress).

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The bonus of the sign up isΒ that I get most patterns at half price now I’m a member and I also got to pick two patterns for free.

I went for Butterick B5895 and B5882; both Gertie patterns (I am so in love with her blog and creations….and have lurked around her blog watching and reading avidly for some time now!).

Β Butterick B5895 Butterick B5882

Although I’m looking forward to trying them out, they both present their challenges. I have never made any kind of trousers before and I have never used boning in a dress either, but then this is what this is all about isn’t it?

Does anyone have any recommendations for other sewing mags that may be of use to a beginner? websites or other blogs to visit? I do follow quite a few vintage blogs and sewing blogs but I’d be eternally grateful for any help.

In other news I have been cracking on with my McCalls dress and have finished. Blog to follow soon!

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