What kit do beginner dressmakers need?

Before you start dressmaking, make sure you have some space in which to work and somewhere to put your sewing equipment. Once you have dedicated an area of your home to your new hobby, you can start to assemble your kit – but what are the essentials and what are the ‘nice to haves’? Image Credit What to buy for your starter pack You will need a good pair of fabric scissors or shears. Buy a middle-range pair and make sure that they are only used for fabric cutting if…

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Why choose an historic venue?

These days couples can get married in almost any place imaginable but many choose to tie the knot in a classic historic location. What is the attraction? Is it the beauty of the surroundings that make for wonderful wedding photographs? Is it a desire for a grand sense of occasion? Whatever the reason, the UK is home to many hundreds of historic houses and castles that open their doors for wedding celebrations and here’s why we love them: Style Most people only intend to get married once and as such…

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