A Reeta playsuit hack

On a recent lookout for new patterns, I found one I really liked from République du Chiffon – the Yvonne playsuit. Which was unfortunately out of stock (and also not in English). I’m a rather impatient person so instead of waiting for it to be translated and/or come back into stock, I decided to take […]

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I Can Make Shoes!

Have you ever wondered how shoes were made and if you could somehow magically make them yourself? If you have then the I CAN Make Shoes course are totally for you! As a massive lover of shoes, you can imagine how over the moon I was when Amanda from I CAN Make Shoes, based in […]

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A DIY round raffia box bag

These round straw/raffia box bags have been floating around since last summer and are still going strong! I was never that bothered about getting one but I was finally swayed by Instagram that it would be a great idea! (Thanks Zeena for the inspo! By the way, if you don’t follow her already on Instagram you […]

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Channeling the 80s – the Marion jacket

I’m a big fan of trying out new indie pattern companies. I always think they bring a exciting point of view to the home sewing world. Whether that’s from a design aspect or construction, there’s always something new! I found Scottish brand Pipe Dream Patterns on Instagram (of course!) and I fell for their 80s […]

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Bridesmaid jumpsuits!

Following on from the kimono/ pyjama bridal gift post, I’ve finally gotten round to posting the jumpsuits I made for our bridesmaids outfits! So before we get into the whole “Jumpsuits? For a wedding? That’s totally not going to work!” thing, I’ll just start by saying that this was for a low-key civil service for […]

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