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  1. Fantastic pattern

  2. Really pleased with the finish – great for the predicted hot summer in Australia. Video useful. Pattern was a download from a magazine. Like the pocket construction – very smooth finish. Used a light weight linen and high density elastic. My elastic choice was not so good on the sleeves, so I would swap that element out next time.

  3. I have not sewn it up yet, but I like the photos I’ve seen.

  4. What a brilliant idea! Converted me to jumpsuits.

  5. A fantastic dress, made for comfort as well as style

  6. Not made this dress yet but I’m excited to see it made up and to wear it

  7. good

  8. Looking at this pattern. There is no detailed info re the garment. Does it have a front closure, how exactly is the collar made and fitted, what is the style of the back?
    Also no idea re how much fabric it takes.
    Look at the pictures, and it appears to be lined.
    I see there are videos to show how to make it, but watching that takes time, and so I am likely to browse by

  9. Could you imagine being treated like a VIP guest for 5 days in the beautiful french town of Confolens? Experiencing expert tuition from an outstanding designer and seamstress? Being picked up from the airport and our accommodation every day by lovely Richard? Treated to delicious food whilst in the company of other sewists? Well that’s what I did last week. It was an exceptional experience from start to finish. Donna is a complete delight: knowledgeable, talented and gorgeous. Nothing is too much trouble. And it was a “Right Royal Retreat”. And I booked for next year on the spot! Thank you Donna

  10. I had a great time on this sewing retreat, Donna and her husband Richard were very welcoming and went out of their way to make us feel at home. I made the Tulip dress, and was really pleased with how it turned out, with help and advice from Donna! The sewing studio was spacious and well equipped, and the local town is a lovely place to explore during the time off. Overall, it was a nice relaxing week spent with some lovely people 🙂

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