Chic shorts – another V9008

I really wanted a pair of really crisp white shorts for this summer. Or (belated) summer holidays in my case. There’s nothing more chic! Plus they’d go with everything… It took me a long time to find the right fabric for the which is why this post is so late in the season! I was […]

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A V9075 dress

I bought the Vogue 9075 pattern for the culotte jumpsuit and it’s the only thing from it I haven’t made… I’ve made the culottes by themselves and now I’ve made the dress but still no jumpsuit. I’m blaming the lack of suitable fabric for that! So back to this dress! I got this fab printed […]

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Simplicity Sewing Challenge – pattern 1458 

This dress was a hard make for me. Not in the actual sewing but the decision making process weirdly enough! I don’t know why I found it so hard! I literally couldn’t decide on anything from size to cut, to fabrics and trims…  I’m lucky to have made it at all! I ended up using […]

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A Stripey Josie Dress

I think I must like buttons. I feel like I’m constantly sewing buttons on everything! My latest one is the Josie dress from République du Chiffon. It’s the first pattern I’ve used from this French indie pattern company and I was very excited to get stuck into it! That is until I opened it up […]

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The Phaedra Drape

I’ve only recently come across Ralph Pink, a British pattern designer, via an installment on The Monthly Stitch and OMG I love his stuff. It’s got a really cool, luxurious feel to it and I can only hope to make clothes that look that good! I bought this pattern, the Phaedra Drape dress, pretty much straight […]

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Summer shorts! 

I have the perfect fabric and the perfect pattern and perfect weather. For a whole 2 days that is… Typical! I was determined to make them anyway even though they’re destined to be holiday-only shorts. It’s just not warm enough most of the time to wear them here! The fabric I found was a 75p […]

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The Lena shirt dress

(Aargh!) *pulls hair out* <screams into pillow> That was me when I was making this Lena dress… It’s a pattern I got from Wear Lemonade a while back but never made. At the time the PDF patterns were €2.99 each so I just couldn’t resist! So why the frustration? It’s my fault more than anything. […]

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