The Colette Zinnia skirt

Another month, another Minerva Crafts make! This time I’m bringing you the Colette Zinnia skirt whipped up in a gorgeous orangey-brown viscose. Apparently when I planned my recent Minerva Crafts blogger makes I thought it was summer already… The Zinnia skirt pattern was one I actually picked up at a pattern swap last year! How amazing […]

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Trend Patterns // The Knot Front Dress

The Knot Front Dress has definitely been one of my favourites of the Trend Patterns recent pattern releases. The simple style with the quirky open back totally floats my boat! I picked this PDF pattern up in the sales last year and finally got round to printing it off and putting it together. (I also […]

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The Helsinki blouse from Orageuse

I’m really on a French pattern company run at the moment! DP studio, I AM Patterns and now Orageuse! My post today is on their Helsinki blouse. This is a new-to-me company and I loved their designs and styling. Everything they make just looks so elegant! So of course I was eager to try them […]

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The Nina Lee Piccadilly PJs

I always like to make a new set of pyjamas at this time of year – having new PJs in time for Chinese New Year is just one tradition I can’t seem to shake! So when Nina sent out a new pyjama pattern to test in the weeks leading up to the lunar new year, […]

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The Simplicity 8454 blouse AKA more ruffle-y goodness!

Today I’m bringing you my favourite Minerva Crafts make to date – and the most ruffle-y blouse I’ve ever made, which is saying something because I’ve made some properly frilly things in the past. The pattern I chose for this make was the Simplicity 8454 blouse. It’s one of Simplicity’s newest patterns releases. I’ve seen […]

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Sew Your Own Activewear Blog Tour!

Today is my turn in the blog tour for Melissa Fehr’s new book Sew Your Own Activewear! It’s the perfect addition to your collection of books if you are looking to get started on making your own workout gear. (And it might help encourage you to be a bit more active too!). Sew Your Own […]

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Another pair of Portobellos

One of my favourite makes from last year were my Nina Lee Portobello trousers. I made them out of a flowery viscose and they were the perfect holiday trousers – chic and comfy! I liked them so much that I wanted to make another pair! This time I used a burgundy heavy polyester crepe I […]

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The Rowan bodysuit from Megan Nielsen

My #MakeNine2018 list was designed to be full of wardrobe basics this year so I wasn’t surprised that the Rowan body from Megan Nielsen made my list. I’d been dreaming of a black turtleneck to wear under, well, everything – it would be perfect tucked into skirts and under dresses as well as dungarees. The […]

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