Mini project 3: an embroidered sleepmask

So cute right? I made this mask out of scraps lying around my sewing room. The mint green polka dot was originally used as lining for one of my sisters Rosa jackets. I’ve put a layer of fleece in the middle as padding – it is unfortunately pink and you can see the colour shining […]

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You are cordially invited to Project #sewmystyle

So big news… I am taking part in a year long sew-along starting in January 2017 and you’re officially invited to join in too! Alex from Bluebird Fabrics is starting her own arm of the Slow Fashion movement aimed at raising awareness about the pitfalls of fast fashion and to get more people on the […]

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My top picks for an Xmas party dress!

It’s that time of the year again! I can’t believe it’s five weeks until Christmas! And with that come the requisite Christmas parties that we’ll be attending. Whether it’s work, family or with friends, there’s always an occasion to dress up for! I’ve compiled a shortlist of my favourite patterns (and ideas for fabrics and […]

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Ideas for an Autumn/Winter 16/17 wardrobe!

Just before I get into this post, I’ve got 2 things to announce! 1. The winner of the fabric giveaway was Sewing For Cat People. Hope you enjoy your prize! 2. Apparently I won Best Blogger in the Simplicity Sewing Challenge this year! Crazy stuff! I just want to say thank you to all of […]

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The Seamstress Tag

I’ve been seeing a bunch of these around since it was initially posted by Hollie Sews in September. I loved reading/ watching everyone’s responses and getting to know all my fellow bloggers better! (If you don’t know what a tag is, it’s a brief list of questions that you answer and then you’re supposed to […]

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The Handmade Fair 2016

Did you go to the fair this year? I made a brief stop there for the first time this year when it was on a couple of weeks ago! If you don’t know the Handmade Fair is, it’s an annual craft fair hosted by Kirstie Allsop featuring a ton of craft store (both finished products […]

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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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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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My August Sewing List

2016 is just flying by! It’s August already! I really need to start being more productive – I had big goals for 2016 which have mostly just slipped away with a lack of organisation and drive… This is me trying to get back on track now! So baby steps first! Here’s my sewing list for […]

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