Classic shorts for summer 

I really wanted some great high waisted black shorts for this summer. Something classic that could be worn for many years to come (provided I don’t change size!).  I found this pattern from Butterick – the B6354 which seemed to fit my brief! It’s from the Patterns by Gertie range and as well as the […]

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A Fashion Formula collaboration!

Have you heard of Fashion Formula? I hadn’t until they got in touch with me a couple months ago looking to collab on a project. They’re basically UK’s answer to Spoonflower, albeit at an early stage! Fashion Formula is based in north London and prints custom fabric, wallpaper and a few home items like cushions […]

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At the Dressmakers Ball (+ what I wore)

Last weekend was the inaugural Dressmakers Ball held at The City Rooms in Leicester and hosted by Crafty Sew & So. I decided to be brave and go solo knowing there’d be plenty of people I’d know (via social media) once I got there! All I had to do now was make an outfit! Well […]

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A Linden sweater at last!

My make for this month’s Minerva Crafts Blogger Network is this! The Linden sweater from Grainline Studio! It’s taken me a while to get around to this pattern. I think everyone else has already made one! But I finally came to the realisation that I really do need a good raglan sleeve sweater in my […]

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Discovering Aime Comme Marie

I have a thing for French pattern companies – Deer and Doe, Wear Lemonade. They always seem so chic and cool to me! I think they usually win on the presentation as well – everything is beautifully designed and photographed. It makes me wish I was French! I recently discovered a whole bunch of new […]

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Camisole no. 1

One of the main staples I wanted in my imaginary capsule wardrobe was a bunch of camisoles in neutrals colours. I thought I’d start with a black one! I chose to draft one from scratch despite the multitude of patterns available. Mostly because I wanted to practice my rather dusty pattern drafting skills… I wanted […]

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I heart Ginger ( the jeans not the spice…)

I made the Ginger jeans from Closet Case Files after taking their Sew Your Dream Jeans workshop (you can read my review of it here).  The course came with the new mid rise Ginger jeans pattern which I altered to be the high waisted version. It’s easy enough to do and even Heather Lou herself […]

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Sew Your Dream Jeans Workshop // review

I decided to sign up for the Sew Your Dream Jeans workshop from Closet Case not long after I made my first pair of Morgan jeans.  After the buzz of making my first pair of jeans wore off a bit, I realised I still had A LOT to learn when it came to my denim […]

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