Well hello and welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere!

I’m Charlotte, a 30 something wife and mother of 2, who loves, whenever possible, to escape the chaos and retreat to my happy place – AKA my sewing corner.

My real life location for those that are interested is regional Victoria, Australia.  However, I am originally hail from London (well West Essex, but who admits to being an Essex girl, plus being on the tube line counts as London, right) and look forward to my visits ‘home’ where I get physically overload my fabric senses with all that London has to offer!

Although I’ve had my machine (a Janome DC4030) for over 5 years (thanks Mum and Dad for the birthday present) I’m only really an advanced beginner in adult dressmaking because until 18 months ago my focus was quilting and sewing baby clothes.

Over the last 12-18 months I’ve become an avid sewing blog reader as well as a bit of an addict when it comes to purchasing fabric and Indie sewing patterns (many of which I’m still yet to sew).  These, alongside the wonderful free resources available on the internet, particularly sew-alongs, have enabled me teach myself the basics of garment construction.  Going forward I hope to grow my skill set and step outside my comfort zone, blogging it all here to track my progress.

If you would like to get in touch with me I’d love to hear from you.  You can leave a comment or contact me by email on fabricplusthread [at] gmail [dot] com.


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