A dress for cold shoulders…

Happy bank holiday Monday folks (in the UK)! Hope you’re all enjoying the day off This “cold shoulder ” trend seems to be big this summer! I quite like that it’s showing a bit of skin without being super flashy/ fleshy (plus I have upper arm issues). Fellow blogger Sil at Mauve Cloud Studio made […]

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Me and my Orla blouse

I’m adding a few of my past makes onto this blog (partly to bulk it out and partly to make it look like I’m a much faster dressmaker than I actually am…) from my other blog Emily’s Little World. You can check out my original post here.    This is the Orla pattern from indie […]

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Going overboard with supplies!

I need to stop buying in bulk! I get so carried away when I’m shopping for sewing supplies that I’ve ended up with this…    This is literally hundreds of metal zips! Where am I going to put them all? (Sigh). These were £1 a bag of 15-20 pot luck metal zips and if you […]

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Bettine, Bettine, Bettine…

Starting out sewing or need to whip up a dress in super quick time? Then Bettine is the dress for you! This is one from my Tilly and the Buttons haul that I got last year and I’ve made a few of them so far. Mostly because it literally takes no time to do and […]

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Arielle multicoloured!

I love the name Arielle by the way. It’s like a prettier version of Ariel from The Little Mermaid which was always one of my favourite Disney films growing up… But I digress. I have finally finished my Arielle skirt from Tilly and the Buttons. I say finally, I did only start it a few […]

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The Great British Sewing Bee is back!

This’ll keep me amused for a few weeks!  The 4th series of The Great British Sewing Bee is back on our screens this Monday 16th May to delight us all with new contestants panicking and sewing under pressure. And a new judge to look out for too! I always find this show both highly entertaining […]

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A to-do list of upcycling ideas

I love making new clothes, but what do we do with all the old ones? I try not to be wasteful and upcycling is a way to breathe new life into tired/ out of date garments. I don’t do it very often though! I’m usually too distracted with a new sewing project… Hehe.  So I’ve […]

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My very own Nettie bodysuit!

I used to think bodies were a really weird item of clothing… Until I started wearing lots of highly waisted skirts and trousers that is and realised the difficulties of tucked in tops riding up through the day!!  Enter Nettie to save the day!  This is a pattern from Closet Case. It only comes as […]

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