The Zadie dress from Tilly and the Buttons

This is the latest offering from Tilly and the Buttons – the Zadie dress! (This was sent to me for free to try out in advance by the way. Thanks Tilly! ☺️) The Zadie is an empire waisted dress designed for knits with multiple options for sleeves. It has a separate side panel feature that allows […]

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A very girly Fifi PJ set!

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! I’ve always loved Chinese New Year – it’s pretty much the only Chinese cultural tradition that’s been kept in my family. I love the colours, the decorations, lion dances and food, plus there’s always those red packets full of money. It’s all so good! There are lots of superstitions and […]

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The Morgan jeans from Closet Case

Have you ever tried on 20 pairs of jeans and realise not a single one fits you properly? I have. It’s one of the most depressing things ever!  I have proper thunder thighs which means any jeans I can pull up all the way will always be ginormous around my waist. It’s quite the conundrum.  […]

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My first coat!

I picked a really easy pattern for my first attempt at a coat. It’s this Simplicity 1284 60s replica pattern. I picked it for two reasons: 1. I really fancied a collarless coat and 2. This pattern required only 2 metres of fabric which meant it was perfect for this grey herringbone wool that I […]

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The Marianne dress from Christine Haynes

My latest make is here! (A quick selfish make amongst all the Xmas prep!) It’s the Marianne dress from Christine Haynes. This is the first Christine Haynes pattern I’ve tried – it’s a simple drop shoulder t-shirt dress with the option of adding a sleeve and cuff or a collar or a yoke for details. […]

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Burda 6829 – a faux wrap dress

So this pattern was earmarked for my first Minerva Crafts project to be made with a gorgeous dark olive green velvet BUT somewhere between reading the pattern requirements and the fabric description something in my brain went wrong and I’ve ended up with a pattern for stretch fabrics only and a non-stretchy velvet… *facepalm* I […]

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