Category Archives: Sewing

My Latin dress: The fringing

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So now that the leotard is here and covered (Read about the leotard here) I can move on to the fringing! The first very exciting bit! Here are the colours of fringing that I got, I am very pleased with how well the colours go together. I bought 15cm tactel fringing from DSI and Chrisanne, it was reasonably pricey, but I… Read more »

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My Latin dress: the leotard

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So following on from my posts about inspiration, design and colour schemes, I actually went and bought the first part of my latin dress! The underlying leotard. The Leotard:  This comes from american apparel and cost about £20 I think. I could have got it for much cheaper if I had gone for a white leotard, but initially I didn’t plan… Read more »

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How Pinteresting…

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Check out this infographic on the hurricanes and tropical storms since 1851. Source: theatlanticcities.com via Pippa on Pinterest This dress is a free pattern from the V&A museums website. How simply gorgeous is this: Source: dressaday.com via Pippa on Pinterest Check out this Dolman sleeved Tshirt Transformation. I have actually completed this one although the waist needs to be a… Read more »

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Card Holder Tutorial

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Well I have to say I normally find my inspiration for projects on other peoples blogs or on stumbleupon and this one is no exception. I came across a lovely tutorial on Blue Cricket Design but unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be there anymore. But there was also this other tutorial on ‘my so called green life’. So I decided make… Read more »

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Yoga Pants Mini Tutorial

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Edit: Unfortunately the images in this post have decided to disappear completely and at the moment I can’t find them anywhere. Sorry. I suppose these would be classed as Yoga Pants, but as I don’t do Yoga and am English so resent calling trousers pants I am not going to refer to them as that again. I allowed myself to… Read more »

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Lace Top

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Edit: Unfortunately the images in this post have decided to disappear completely and I can’t find them anywhere. Sorry. Well today I decided that I would finally make a top out of the lace I have had sitting in my stash for a while now. This took me an hour from deciding I was going to make it to the… Read more »

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Team Dresses

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Southampton University Ballroom and Latin Dance Society have a large number of dresses so that when it comes to the team match, where the dress code is unrestricted, all of the dancers can wear a ‘proper’ dress. Team photo from Southampton Friendly at the beginning of the University Year.  All of the turquoise dresses are team dresses bar two. This… Read more »

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