The Handmade Fair 2016

Did you go to the fair this year? I made a brief stop there for the first time this year when it was on a couple of weeks ago! If you don’t know the Handmade Fair is, it’s an annual craft fair hosted by Kirstie Allsop featuring a ton of craft store (both finished products […]

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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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Handmade birthday presents! 

This isn’t about my own presents – my birthday was yesterday – but ones I’ve made for others! (If you followed my Instagram story yesterday, you could see I spent my birthday with my sisters having brunch and shopping!) It reminded me though, that I hadn’t yet blogged about my most recent lot of handmade […]

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A dressed up Simplicity 1365

I meant to sit down and make the Simplicity 1458 dress for the Sewing Challenge as planned but I got a bit side-tracked and made this instead! This is a dress version of a crop top I made earlier as part of the Simplicity Sewing Challenge, a vintage 70s style button back halter top.  When […]

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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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Make yourself an infinity wrap dress!

These dresses have been around for a while now and I’ve seen these on sale recently in the shops, usually in the bridesmaid/ eveningwear sections. I’m always shocked at how much they are especially when they’re so easy to make! I’ve probably made over 15 of these dresses for myself, friends and family over the […]

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Sew Alongs – A Destination Wardrobe

I recently joined a sew along group on Facebook, just in time for their latest challenge – a destination themed wardrobe! Now it’s not just for jet-setters. A ‘destination’ could be anything – your workplace/ gym/ warm weather/ cold weather… I think the point is to make a somewhat cohesive array of items. Anyway, the […]

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The Lena playsuit hack

It’s September! How did every do with their August sewing plans? I managed most of the my list bar one of the Simplicity dresses I wanted to make (but it’s OK because they extended the deadline for it)! Look out for the rest of those projects to be blogged on here soon! But first… Remember this dress? […]

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Blush pink culottes AKA half of Vogue 9075

Why wear a skirt when you can make pants? Lol. I thought I’d jump on the culotte bandwagon before summer ends and this trend is over!  I impulse bought the Vogue 9075 pattern a few months ago – it’s a pattern for either a fit and flare minidress or a culotte jumpsuit and let face […]

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