Bettine, Bettine, Bettine…

Starting out sewing or need to whip up a dress in super quick time? Then Bettine is the dress for you! This is one from my Tilly and the Buttons haul that I got last year and I’ve made a few of them so far. Mostly because it literally takes no time to do and […]

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Arielle multicoloured!

I love the name Arielle by the way. It’s like a prettier version of Ariel from The Little Mermaid which was always one of my favourite Disney films growing up… But I digress. I have finally finished my Arielle skirt from Tilly and the Buttons. I say finally, I did only start it a few […]

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My very own Nettie bodysuit!

I used to think bodies were a really weird item of clothing… Until I started wearing lots of highly waisted skirts and trousers that is and realised the difficulties of tucked in tops riding up through the day!!  Enter Nettie to save the day!  This is a pattern from Closet Case. It only comes as […]

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My Mimi blouse (kind of) hack

I liked the idea of the Tilly and the Buttons Mimi blouse when I saw it. It’s one of the ones from her Love at First Stitch book. I love that whole retro vibe but I really didn’t like the sleeve on this one. Sorry Tilly. I don’t know if it’s just me but I […]

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A vintage polka dot dress!

So I keep looking a new indie sewing patterns to buy and one that I like a lot is the Sew Over It vintage shirt dress and Alder dress from Grainline Studios. Oh the number of times I’ve put those in my online shopping basket! And then I remember I already have one that almost the same! […]

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The perfect pair of black trousers

This is one of the reasons why I got into making my own clothes – no pair of skinny black cigarette trousers ever seem to fit!! And it’s just depressing after you’ve tried on your tenth pair and spent twenty minutes hopping around trying to get them over your thighs… I’m really hoping that’s not […]

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White shirt dress pattern hack

I love shirt dresses. I think they’re perfectly between formal and casual and very smart looking. I usually end up making quite vintage looking ones like here but I wanted to try something a bit more fitted this time.  I already had this shirt pattern from Burda which I got a while back. I’d only […]

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My Lexi dress!

This is my first make from my recent indie sewing pattern haul. I chose the Lexi dress from Named. I’ve been coveting Named sewing patterns for a little while already. I love their style, packaging, website, backstory… Basically everything! If I ever get round to producing my own patterns they’d be brand I’d aspire to. […]

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