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Gorgeous fabrics for our patterns and where to find them

Planning your perfect Avid Seamstress pattern and daydreaming about how lovely it’s going to look on you? There’s just one thing standing in your way – choosing the perfect fabric. For many of us this is the best part! The part where our imaginations can run wild and we can put our own creative stamp on our garment. For some of us, however, this is an extremely daunting task. There are just so many options out there, and even though the patterns will always give you suggestions that doesn’t mean the decision is made any easier. Do you need a…

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What did you say?

The Avid Seamstress studio is buzzing! We’ve been devouring every word that was written in our sewing survey and want to share some amazing insights and news with you. Did you take part in our survey? We think you are amazing! Thank you for your time, your incredible insights and for sharing your sewing experiences with us. We had responses from all over the world including; Arizona, Australia, Barcelona, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Scotland and our lovely home United Kingdom. Here are some of our take outs and some exciting news. It looks like sewing means a lot to you,…

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Want to win a free pattern?

To help us provide an even better experience for you in the future, we are collecting feedback with the survey below. Click here to start the survey! Typically, it takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. After you finish, you will automatically be entered to win a free The Avid Seamstress sewing pattern of your choice! Survey closes midnight UK time on Sunday 22 Jan. Good luck! The Avid Seamstress Team  

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An exciting 2017 lined up – come and join us!

We’ve had a wonderful 2016! Thank you for your support. We’ve seen some amazing makes with our patterns and are delighted that you love our patterns as much as we do! 2017 is going to be an exciting year for us and we’d love for you to join us on our sewing journey! Here are our current keys dates …. Saturday 18 March Dress in a day workshop Come and make The Sheath Dress with us at Sew in Brighton – a fun and lovely sewing day making this gorgeous dress and making new friends. For all the details –…

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Our new pattern has arrived!

We are happy to announce the arrival of our latest sewing pattern – The Raglan Adult / Dress top! The Raglan is a simple, modern dress / top cut in an A-line silhouette with a facing and invisible zip at the back neck. With optional inner / outer pockets and short / long sleeves, this pattern is as versatile as you are. An elegant and playful fit, the Raglan beautifully sways with every step! Pattern sizes UK 6 – UK 22 Suggested Fabrics Lightweight to medium weight fabrics – wovens, chambray, crepes, silk, viscose & cottons.     

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It’s our birthday

  It’s our 1 year pattern launch anniversary! To celebrate, we’re offering a 50% sale on our children’s patterns this weekend! Place your order this weekend and you’ll receive 50% off every children’s pattern you order! Use birthdaytreat at checkout to redeem! Happy birthday to us! Happy sewing for you!

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Our Avid Seamstress of the month winner for October

We met this wonderful lady at The Handmade Fair and were delighted when she sent us pictures of her Day Dresses! We couldn’t be happier that Ahrabella is our Avid Seamstress of the month for October! Ahrabella make her first dress out of a duvet cover bought in a charity shop that had a tiny hounds-tooth pattern. She self lined the dress and we think she did an amazing job! Abrabella said “the Day Dress is one of my go to patterns and I love it’s mix of simplicity and classic design” The Sheath Dress is on it’s way to you Ahrabella as…

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Avid Seamstress of the month winner – July!

We’ve had our eye on the gorgeous Day Dresses that Abi – our winner of Avid Seamstress of the month for July – has been making! We couldn’t wait to find out more about this creative, wonderful lady! I’m Abi Norman…a proud Midlander living on the South coast and working at Southampton General Hospital. I’m a keen Lindy Hopper (a swing dance from 40’s) and my first foray into sewing came from making a couple of simple Vogue dresses and loving the feeling of being able to make and then dance in my handmade creations! As much as I love getting dressed…