Summer shorts! 

I have the perfect fabric and the perfect pattern and perfect weather. For a whole 2 days that is… Typical! I was determined to make them anyway even though they’re destined to be holiday-only shorts. It’s just not warm enough most of the time to wear them here! The fabric I found was a 75p […]

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An off shoulder blouse pattern hack

Or a total redesign in this case? I fell in love with an off shoulder blouse on Pinterest. This one here in fact! Fab, right? I definitely want to make my own but where to start? My trusty Simplicity 1366 blouse of course! Basically I picked this because I wanted a top with plenty of […]

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A change of pace with a crochet project!

Sewing lends itself well to other crafty hobbies and knitting and crocheting is one I’ve picked up on the way. Keeps the hands busy in between sewing projects! Most recently I undertook making a few gifts for some friends who are about to have their first babies (exciting times)!  My speciality has always been crocheting […]

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The Lena shirt dress

(Aargh!) *pulls hair out* <screams into pillow> That was me when I was making this Lena dress… It’s a pattern I got from Wear Lemonade a while back but never made. At the time the PDF patterns were €2.99 each so I just couldn’t resist! So why the frustration? It’s my fault more than anything. […]

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Vogue 8946 – a gift!

It’s lovely to be able to use your sewing skills to make beautiful one of a kind gifts for your loved ones. If they turn out well at any rate… Here’s one I’ve made recently. It’s the Vogue 8946 which I made for my mum for her birthday! I opted for the long sleeve version […]

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Buying fabric online – a good idea?

Is it a good idea to buy fabric online? It’s a bit hit and miss to be honest. Unless you know very specifically what you’re buying i.e. it’s something you’ve bought before/ you know the brand and bought something similar, I don’t recommend it. Or at least I’ve not had a whole lot of luck […]

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A chic chambray tee

I love chambray at the moment. I have no idea why… I must’ve picked up at least 3 new chambray denim shirts in the sales this year already! (And yes, slap on the wrist for buying RTW…) I picked up a lovely piece of chambray during my latest trip to Paris. €20 for 3 metres […]

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