• Sewing a Super Easy Skirt and Lark Tshirt

    Sewing a Super Easy Skirt and Lark Tshirt

    It has taken a while, but I've had some more wardrobe rut realisations. Sewing this cheetah print skirt and simple Lark Tshirt were part of an ongoing campaign to snap out of it! Both nice, simple sews and very comfortable and easy to wear, in fact this was probably my most worn outfit during #MeMadeMay.

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  • Sewing a Wrap Dress with Cup Sizes

    Sewing a Wrap Dress with Cup Sizes

    Up until I sewed Simplicity 8606 last year I'd never owned a wrap dress. Crazy I know. It has become a firm favourite in my wardrobe so I decided to sew another one, this time I opted for Simplicity 8735. I was intrigued to work with a sewing pattern with cup sizes and thought the princess seams were a nice touch on a wrap dress too. This project was a little piece of heaven.

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  • Sewing a Leather Look Skirt

    Sewing a Leather Look Skirt

    Several weeks ago I mentioned work and life have been a little hectic of late. Well not much has changed hence posting about a leather look skirt I made several weeks months ago. Two months to be precise! Anyway it was a great project for learning and I was really pleased with the end result so here it is. Better late than never.

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  • Tilly and the Buttons Nora Top and Jalie Lisette Skirt

    Tilly and the Buttons Nora Top and Jalie Lisette Skirt

    This Tilly and the Buttons Nora top and Jalie Lisette skirt combo is a total wardrobe winner for me. Comfy, warm and smart without being over the top it is easy to grab and chuck on in the mad morning rush.

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  • Sewing a Needlecord Ness Skirt

    Sewing a Needlecord Ness Skirt


    As soon as I laid eyes on this floral needlecord I knew it was destined to become a Tilly and the Buttons Ness skirt. It was super soft, had a nice amount of stretch and would be a fun new fabric for me to sew with. Find out my top tips for sewing with needlecord and why I LOVE the Ness skirt. And I mean LOVE.

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  • Sewing a Simple (My New Fave) Knit Dress

    Sewing a Simple Knit Dress

    I have a stack of sewing makes piling up waiting to be blogged including my new favourite knit dress. This Burda 6609 sewing pattern and our textured wine coloured jersey are a match made in heaven (IMHO). An incredibly easy, fast and satisfying sew and something I want to wear again and again it's a total wardrobe winner.

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  • Sewing a Crepe de Chine Blouse

    Sewing a Crepe de Chine Blouse

    This week I'm pleased to bring you my latest make - a crepe de chine blouse. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the fabric and adapting the pattern to my liking not to mention adding another leopard print garment to my wardrobe. I mean a girl can never have enough leopard print, can she?!

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  • Sewing a Vintage Inspired Dress Pattern - McCalls 7381

    Sewing a Vintage Inspired Dress Pattern

    As soon as this delicious mustard (ok saffron, but I keep calling it mustard) John Kaldor peaseblossom fabric landed at Sew Essential HQ I knew I had to make something with it.

    There is just something about mustard in the Autumn that I find comforting. Weird? Probably. In fact I never really wear yellow at any other time of year, but in the Autumn I'm all about my mustard jumper or my mustard striped T, both of which were worn whilst sewing the mustard coloured dress.

    Besides the glorious colour I knew the quality of this lightweight crepe would be second to none. I mean you just can't go wrong with John Kaldor.

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  • Sewing Paperbag Waist Shorts

    Sewing Paperbag Waist Shorts

    One trend that could not have passed me by this year is the paperbag waist - on shorts, trousers and skirts everywhere. I love the nod to the 90s (my hey day) and it seemed like a very wearable trend. Whilst pondering all things paperbag I simultaneously spotted the need for more shorts for my winter sun holiday in October. Then I remembered a new Simplicity pattern release I shared on Instagram stories a while back, which would have this trend all wrapped up.

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  • Sewing a Slip Dress

    Sewing a Slip Dress

    I don't know about you, but this incredible summer has made me realise I need more summer dresses in my life! I wanted something cool, loose fitting and pretty to wear so decided to sew this simple slip dress.

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