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About acraftteacuppa

Vintage kinda gal loves all things 40s 50s and art deco. Loves all kinds of crafts especially sewing. addicted to fabric, antiques and shoes. Have two sons and two Akitas that I adore. Passionate about our armed forces, WW1 family history. Living on WW2 Rations for Charity for a whole year. Would one day like to have a tea shop/haberdashery/sewing rooms to relax chat and teach/share all sorts of craft skills in <3

Donna’s True Vintage 40s Dresses

This is the first (of many) things I’ve made for Donna. Her mother once owned a vintage shop full of wonderful true vintage clothes and furniture. Sadly it was all sold off some time ago for a mere fraction of … Continue reading

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My Favorite ‘Go To’ Pattern…

So everyone has that ONE pattern that they go back to time after time right? Well mine is Sweetheart by Sew La Di Da. I’ve made so many of these dresses! My first was a rather rushed make the day … Continue reading

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Vintage Pattern Restoration

If you are kind enough to read my blogs you may have gathered by now that I’m a bit of a fan of vintage sewing… particularly the late 30s, 40s and some 50s. Along the way I have met some … Continue reading

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More RTW Woes…. Chrissy’s Dress

A while back now long tall Christine ordered herself a dress from a big online retailer. When the ‘dress’ arrived she loved it … as a top! If Chrissy, being a long legged lass of 5’11” wore the dress as … Continue reading

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Radio Silence Explained and a Sewing Space Update

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Radio Silence Explained and a Sewing Space Update

So… It’s been a longgggg time since I blogged about anything at all! So much for my resolution to blog regularly after each project… Pfft!  Like that was ever going to happen!! In truth I’d rather keep right on sewing … Continue reading

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Allison’s Dress … so good I made it twice!

This dress originally started a while back. Allison and I were chatting one day about wedding dresses.  Just a general conversation about what kind of dress she would like. As usual I had my own ideas 😉 The general conscientious … Continue reading

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The Fairy Dress

Any sewist must have something of a fabric addiction in their make-up…. What else can we sew with! Sometimes you see or design a pattern or outfit and off you go to look for the ideal fabric to make the … Continue reading

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Damn pins! Overlocker woes…

So if you have jumped here from my It’s a Dog’s life post the you will already know that I rather stupidly lost a pin in amongst miles of satin and tulle a few weeks ago. So there I am … Continue reading

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It’s a Dogs Life… It is a sewing blog honest!

My poor Mr Bear has been in the wars lately… He has recently had to have a nasty operation to repair a torn cruciate ligament. The vets at the Royal Veterinary College Queen Mother Hospital were absolutely fabulous however Mr … Continue reading

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