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  • More Dressmaking Projects September 2020

    More Makes September 2020

    After a much needed holiday I've been sewing up a storm and dressmaking like mad again. This week I'm sharing the Shelby dress and romper pattern by True Bias and a Tilly and the Buttons Nora Tshirt both of which are on constant rotation in my handmade wardrobe. Continue reading

  • My Latest Makes September 2020

    My Latest Makes September 2020

    Recently I've thoroughly enjoyed sewing shirts and blouses to pair with jeans for a put together smart, casual look. For those days when I'm feeling more casual, casual I've been sewing up some simple Tshirts. Let me show you what I've made, covering fit, construction, fabric and everything in between.

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  • My Latest Makes August 2020

    My Latest Makes August 2020

    After lots of easy sewing projects during lockdown I decided it was time to stretch my sewing muscles and make a tailored shirt. I really fancied getting my teeth into those traditional shirt details including a stand up collar and cuff plackets and the process of making was an absolute joy.

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  • My Latest Makes June 2020

    My Latest Makes - June 2020

    After what feels like an eternity I'm happy to share some of my latest dressmaking projects with you this week. During lockdown I chose simple, easy to sew projects that would give me some instant gratification without requiring too much brain power for a much needed morale boost. I'll share the patterns and fabrics with you plus my thoughts on sizing, adjustments and construction techniques.

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  • Sewing Butterick Dress Pattern 6481

    Sewing Butterick Dress Pattern 6481

    I actually sewed this Butterick dress up way before Christmas, but my love for it hasn't waned one bit. I wore it to the Sew Essential Christmas party, my friend's dad's 70th birthday party (rock and roll!) and will be wearing it tonight for a night out with the girls. Read on to find out why I love it so much and some super interesting construction methods too.

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  • Sewing Jalie 3903 - a Simple Knit Shift Dress

    Sewing Jalie 3903 - a Simple Knit Shift Dress

    Hello again, I hope you all had a wonderful time over Christmas and New Year? I have quite a backlog of sewing projects to share with you and thought I'd get started with this Jalie knit shift dress. Comfortable and easy to wear it was versatile enough to fit the bill for Christmas day with all the family and a Pearl Jam tribute gig, what a winner!

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  • Sewing a Simple Sequin Top

    Sewing a Simple Sequin Top

    Everyone needs a little sparkle in their wardrobe and a simple sequin top is a great way to try sewing with sequins. I thoroughly enjoyed this project and love the end result too, which has already been worn on a night out with the girls and inspired some terrible Mom dancing.

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  • Sewing the Hudson Pants by True Bias

    Sewing the Hudson Pants by True Bias

    There was a time in my life when the Hudson pants would never have been on my to sew list. The most comfortable thing I had in my wardrobe was a pair of skinny jeans. These days I'm still a lover of dressing up, but when I get home after a long day I neeeeeeed comfort. The Hudsons well and truly tick this box and (I think) they look great too - yay! Read on to find out all about this perfect cosy loungewear pattern and why I love it so much.

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  • Sewing the Cielo Dress and Top

    Sewing the Cielo Dress and Top

    The day we started stocking the Cielo dress and top pattern by Closet Case all sewing plans went out of the window! I knew I needed the dress version in my life, which I loved so much I ended up making the top too and that almost never happens! Read on to find out why I loved it so much.

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  • Sewing a Jersey Playsuit McCalls 7755

    Sewing a Jersey Playsuit McCalls 7755

    We're drawing to the end of summer here in the UK and an odd time to be sewing a jersey playsuit. However, with a winter sun holiday just around the corner and a need to top up on those poolside garments it was just the ticket. A lovely quick, easy sew, massively comfortable to wear and available in full length trouser versions too.

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