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Cooperation, competition and customer service

This is Roxan. Roxan is a dressmaker who owns a shop selling haberdashery and fabric. Like me. Although that’s probably where any similarities end. Her little Aladdin’s Cave is in Saint Gaudens, in sunny SW France; mine is in wild and windblown Miltown Malbay, on the West Coast of Ireland. However, it turns out we […]

Value for money or false economy?

For the majority of my beginners’ “Kickstart Dressmaking” course, my aim is to demonstrate each step of the construction process, by making up the same pattern, stage by stage. Because my learners are beginners, most of them – if they own a machine at all – own a fairly basic, budget model. For this reason, […]

Toyota SL3335 Overlocker Review

Goodness knows how, but I carelessly broke one of the guide pins on my trusty Huskylock 905 overlocker, and my backup machine has been left in France, after I was firmly told that there was no room in the car after our summer break. I’m running an overlocker workshop next weekend, and experience has told […]