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slowly getting thru my haul of sewing patterns ;)







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17 March

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    Mar 17, 2018, 02.17 PMby nrobson

    i’ve only literally just started my first sewing project of the year lol, and its going slowwwwwwly. lol its probs gonna be like that all year XD

26 February

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    Feb 26, 2018, 03.18 PMby nrobson

    I cant seem to concentrate on sewing atm so i may as well have a break lol x

10 February

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    Feb 10, 2018, 04.03 PMby nrobson

    I suddenly have terminal sewing-block! Anyway, happy new year everyone! =D

30 August

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    Aug 30, 2017, 06.42 PMby nrobson

    what a wonderful FabricaBrac fair that was! #sewingaddicts #fabricstashing #vintage #hightea

15 August

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    Aug 15, 2017, 03.31 AMby nrobson

    well, thats the third tablet to die on me since being on burdastyle (though in all fairness I smashed the screen accidentally on the second one lol)…. I think its time to get a laptop, at last :p

    update: yay my first laptop, on special of course lol, and it rocks. i am finding the laptop is very good for organizing all my intended sewing projects (in folders and files; so nerdy lol) and inspo….x

9 November

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    Nov 9, 2016, 07.11 AMby nrobson

    I cant type on here for a while. I was hemming my aunty’s extra thick tablecloth, but stitched my finger, now have to get the broken needle tip taken out tomorrow, ouch!

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      Nov 12, 2016, 02.36 AMby nrobson

      Felt the whole thing but still is a million times better out. Will just take it more easy, try to have a healthy respect for my machine again, in fact she’s overdue maintenance lol XO

24 June

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    Jun 24, 2016, 12.39 AMby nrobson

    i’m at last convinced its important/easier if i just stick to the recommended material to suit the pattern/style/sizing, well unless i feel like experimenting lol! XD

13 January

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    Jan 13, 2016, 10.26 PMby ellie-sew

    Hi, I knitted my loop scarf with the help of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ2CNw5GZZ8 It’s in German. However she is showing the method so well and foolproof. ;-) Happy knitting! Ellie

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      Jan 15, 2016, 12.58 PMby nrobson

      Thanks so much, very helpful! i love the amazing knitted items you’ve made x

      Update: I have a general crafting blog, check out ‘Nadia Takes Up Crafts’ www.nadiarobson.wordpress.com/

10 January

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    Jan 10, 2016, 08.17 AMby nrobson

    I finally possess a vintage sewing machine, a 1970s Elna! They don’t make things like they used to, they were built to last. It’s been given to me by my auntie, who sadly only has a short time to live due to womb cancer.

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      Mar 6, 2016, 11.11 AMby nrobson

      RIP Auntie Teresa: fashionista & air hostess <3

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      Aug 4, 2016, 04.59 PMby nrobson

      I just need to source two missing parts before I can operate the machine: its electrical power cord, and metal bobbin case, from Elna some time. Then I’ll be home and hosed lol.

18 December

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    Dec 18, 2015, 01.06 PMby Ricardo Abreu

    Thank you for the add. Merry Christmas to you

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      Dec 26, 2015, 05.35 AMby nrobson

      happy festive season =D

16 December

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    Dec 16, 2015, 05.03 AMby nrobson

    Wishing you all a merry Christmas and happy 2016!

    I’m away house-sitting for the holidays, back next year…x

21 November

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    Nov 21, 2015, 03.52 AMby izbott

    Your jumper is stunning! I really love it & want to say you look very slick in it. I showed my mom who thinks with a statement knecklace in wood would make it boho chic. Its awesome.

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      Nov 21, 2015, 03.57 AMby nrobson

      Thanks so much Izbott and your mom, much appreciated! Its a fantastic pattern, and I would say that in stretch jersey it fits really well. I will defo take nicer photos, hopefully this summer if I can find an awesome boho background lol, and with statement jewelery pieces to cement the look. It would suit a resort I’m thinking, maybe not the office haha. xx

3 September

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    Sep 3, 2015, 04.59 AMby nrobson

    going to the Fabric-A-Brac fair on Saturday! #sewingaddicts #shoppingspree #fabricsgalore

21 August

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    Aug 21, 2015, 01.43 PMby nrobson

    going to learn about drafting raglan sleeves today #patternmakingclasses

30 January

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    Jan 30, 2015, 10.30 PMby RomRom

    OMG that’s so funny, I think I do! Anyway thanks for adding me to your Friends. Home sewing all the way!!

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      Jan 31, 2015, 10.09 AMby nrobson

      haha thats so cool! Thames is such a pretty, small place, everyone knows my cousins’ lol. Home sewing is the best!

19 October

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    Oct 19, 2014, 08.07 AMby Mary Athey

    Morning from a cold ireland!! I saw your status about binding. Bought a bias binder maker from eBay really cheap. It was about five pounds. They had three sizes and I got the largest.It really is so easy to use and produces great bias binding. I went mad when i first bought it and everything had bias binding on it lol. II copied one of my daughters dresses for her and all the strap detail is bias binding.I was so pleased with myself lol. I wish knew how to link a past project to show you but it’s in my studio and is a red animal print dress. Enjoy your day xx

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      Oct 21, 2014, 05.49 PMby nrobson

      Thanks so much Mary; sounds crisp! Thanks for reminding me about those bias making gadgets, i totally had forgotten about using one. I went and retrieved my metal one at the bottom of my tools and notions box.. a non mechanical basic medium sized one, and it did a quick job of it, really did make the job easier. So that saved lots of binding frustration lol. Xxxx

23 August

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    Aug 23, 2014, 02.31 AMby izbott

    You are so lucky! I would love to have burda issues!

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      Aug 23, 2014, 02.47 AMby nrobson

      I know right, a rare find indeed! I snapped up those 4 babies greedily (a burdastyle ’09 and burdastyle ’10s mags), anyone on this site would have done the same thing (lol) #sewinglovers – (….I wish i was as lucky in life hahahaha)!

1 May

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    May 1, 2014, 03.33 AMby zsyzu

    I love your little cat! Like a little tiger.

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      May 2, 2014, 11.32 AMby nrobson

      Haha, true with all her stripes she is a lil tiger. Rescue cat now age 14, and her names’ Simba, how apt!

10 March

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    Mar 10, 2014, 10.30 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Dear Nadia, I’m sorry to hear about your phone/camera, that’s really pity..

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      Mar 11, 2014, 01.20 AMby nrobson

      thanks sweets, i’ll survive without technology, maybe, haha. i do need to do my ‘fashion shoots’ with my phone camera though lol, so i’ll go get another phone soon x

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      Mar 11, 2014, 08.01 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s a good idea :-)

22 January

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    Jan 22, 2014, 04.06 AMby nrobson

    Thank you for including my bodice top on the featured member projects, BurdaStyle… Such a welcome surprise! <3

4 December

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    Dec 4, 2013, 07.48 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hi Nadia, I’m not spoiled with sewing shops since I’m living on the country side, so mostly I’m ordering fabrics from the Internet.. Wish you good luck and Happy sewing ;-)

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      Dec 4, 2013, 11.26 AMby nrobson

      ah yes we’re in the ‘net age now. Times are a changin’ lol! Happy Sewing too x

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      Dec 5, 2013, 04.32 AMby nrobson

      most sewing shops are a drive away, but i’ve found a rad indie fabric store only a 20 min walk away,

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      Dec 5, 2013, 07.05 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s fantastic! I would love to go there! :-)

2 December

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    Dec 2, 2013, 01.27 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    I do hope so.. I thought it was working, but it was just for a while.. we have to cross our fingers! :)

7 November

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    Nov 7, 2013, 10.25 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hello Nadia, I got this message from BurdaStyle Support today: We are working with our development team trying to resolve this issue as quickly as we can. Sorry for the delay. So let’s hope something is happening :)

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      Nov 8, 2013, 07.03 AMby nrobson

      Hi and thanks for the heads up Ellen, I hope its all good soooooon =)