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About Me.....

Hi, I'm Sarah! 
A fabricaholic, sewaholic, fashion geek and all round mess maker!

I started Fashion Brick Road  in 2010 after studying an A-level equivalent in fashion and clothing at college. I loved it so much I want to create a blog as a continuation of what I'd studied.
Here you'll find all things sewing and fashion related.
From pattern cutting to fabric, fashion design to illustrations.

Sewing wise I'm partly self taught, I learnt the basics before going to college. There I learn't about pattern drafting and the design side of it.
I also do alterations for family and friends.
I use to working in a craft shop, where I had a whale of a time trying out other crafts but I've quickly realised that sewing is the one for me!

Some other things that you might like to know is that I live in the Wales, in the rolling welsh valleys. I studied fine art before fashion and clothing- and got to draw a naked man (not the highlight of my life- he was very old, but it did provide many a laugh)!
As of September 2015 I'm now studying fashion design at Cardiff University!! I'm finally getting my degree yay!!

I'm also a huge Football nut and I'm sure if I had been a boy I'd have tried to become a footballer. I'm also dyslexic and prone to a lot spot of procrastinating.

I hope you enjoy my little place and feel free to stay awhile, grab a cuppa/glass/ pint of something and have a nose around!

If you like to contact me, email.... 
Or Tweet Me   @fashbrickroad



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How To: Inserting a side seam zip with pocket

This skirt was meant to have a center back zip along with side seam pockets. Instead I put the two together and combined the zip into the side seam pocket and thought I would share with you how I did it or basically winged it ;)

What You should Know First:
This is easier than it looks all you need to do is be able to insert an invisible zip. The waist band was faced but I found it easier to attach the facing once the zip was in place.  This skirt also had lining but the lining fabric is treated as a single layer with the fashion fabric.
Prior to inserting the zip and pockets and treating the lining and fabric as one layer, I made sure both side seams were over-locked 
Construction Tips: These are by no means a definite way to do this, just the way I did it.  . 

1.  Pocket pieces should be kept separate, which makes it easier to place on the the skirt.

2. Taking the one pocket piece (Ignore that I have two in the pic) I lined it up on the right side of the skirt, with the correspondin…