Handmade birthday presents! 

This isn’t about my own presents – my birthday was yesterday – but ones I’ve made for others! (If you followed my Instagram story yesterday, you could see I spent my birthday with my sisters having brunch and shopping!) It reminded me though, that I hadn’t yet blogged about my most recent lot of handmade […]

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A dressed up Simplicity 1365

I meant to sit down and make the Simplicity 1458 dress for the Sewing Challenge as planned but I got a bit side-tracked and made this instead! This is a dress version of a crop top I made earlier as part of the Simplicity Sewing Challenge, a vintage 70s style button back halter top.  When […]

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A Stripey Josie Dress

I think I must like buttons. I feel like I’m constantly sewing buttons on everything! My latest one is the Josie dress from République du Chiffon. It’s the first pattern I’ve used from this French indie pattern company and I was very excited to get stuck into it! That is until I opened it up […]

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Make yourself an infinity wrap dress!

These dresses have been around for a while now and I’ve seen these on sale recently in the shops, usually in the bridesmaid/ eveningwear sections. I’m always shocked at how much they are especially when they’re so easy to make! I’ve probably made over 15 of these dresses for myself, friends and family over the […]

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Sew Alongs – A Destination Wardrobe

I recently joined a sew along group on Facebook, just in time for their latest challenge – a destination themed wardrobe! Now it’s not just for jet-setters. A ‘destination’ could be anything – your workplace/ gym/ warm weather/ cold weather… I think the point is to make a somewhat cohesive array of items. Anyway, the […]

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The Lena playsuit hack

It’s September! How did every do with their August sewing plans? I managed most of the my list bar one of the Simplicity dresses I wanted to make (but it’s OK because they extended the deadline for it)! Look out for the rest of those projects to be blogged on here soon! But first… Remember this dress? […]

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