The Chestnut Sweater – Cocowawa Crafts

This is the latest release from Cocowawa which I pattern tested for this summer! The Chestnut sweater and top are bow-tastic with 3 different versions all covered in the things in one way or another.  I tested version 3 of the sweater which features bows tied down the back. Not the most comfortable option for […]

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My take on the Reeta dress from Named Clothing

Another month gone and I’ve got another Minerva Crafts make to share with you! The Reeta dress from Named Clothing has been a clear favourite amongst sewists – I’ve been seeing them everywhere! And why not? It’s a gorgeous midi length dress with a bit of a retro vibe going on, perfect for this summer! […]

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The Kew dress by Nina Lee

The Kew dress is the latest release from London based indie pattern designer Nina Lee. I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the pattern testers for this dress! The button fronted dress comes with 2 versions – a 1940s style sleeved version or one with little straps and a cold shoulder sleeve. […]

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The Simplicity X Madalynne 8229 bra

Bra making is not something I do very often. In fact I haven’t done any  since I did a lingerie making course at Morley College 5 years ago!  I was never that enamoured with the results of my work – they fitted OK but they never gave me the lift I wanted from my bras – […]

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I made THAT Gertie dress…

If there was an IT pattern of the summer, it would probably be the Butterick 6453 Patterns by Gertie dress. It feels like pretty much everyone has made it (or at least bought it)! I made one for the Handmade Dress Swap a couple of months back but I wanted to make for myself! The […]

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An Orla Affair

Have you been following Orla Month over on Instagram? It’s a little sewalong/ sewing competition run by a few of my favourite Instagrammers and bloggers over the month of July using the free pattern from French Navy – the Orla dress. You can check out more details at these blogs: Allie M. Jackson, Maddie Made […]

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Making a statement with Le 601 from DP Studio

My latest make uses a pattern from DP Studio, a French indie pattern company which focuses on cutting edge designs for women. They’re so trendy it actually hurts…  I found them a few months ago whilst on a French indie pattern company journey of discovery! (If you want a list of awesome French indie pattern […]

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The Satsuki dress from Victory Patterns

2 posts this weekend? Say whaaaat?  It’s that time of the month for my latest Minerva Crafts make! This time I’ve gone for the Satsuki dress from Victory Patterns. It’s my first time using one of their patterns and I really quite liked it! I wanted to make something I could use as a beach […]

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The Ralph Pink Sahara shirt dress 

This week’s last minute make was for Indie Pattern Month which is currently being hosted over at The Monthly Stitch blog. The theme for the first week of July was dresses! An easy one, right? I decided to make the Ralph Pink Sahara shirt dress which I picked up in a sale earlier this year. I […]

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