Deer and Doe’s Mélilot shirt dress hack ver. 2

Maxi dress hack done, so it’s time to do the short version! Using the same shirt pattern, the Mélilot from Deer and Doe, I planned to make a mini shirt dress using Version A – with the hidden button placket and collar – but without the sleeves. A combo of the 2 options available! I […]

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I fixed Phaedra…

I made another Phaedra Drape from Ralph Pink though this time I chucked the instructions and did my own. (You can see my first attempt here). It came out so much better! I used this tie dyed blue fabric (it looks like clouds!) for it – it has a lovely drape to it and worked […]

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Deer and Doe’s Mélilot shirt dress hack ver. 1

I LOVE shirt dresses if you haven’t figured that out yet… I’ve got tons of patterns for them, vintage, modern, indie, self drafted and hacked – I just can’t help myself! My latest hankering was for a loose fitting full length casual shirt dress. I wanted it to be something that would flow and would […]

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How I photograph my makes!

So I thought this would be an interesting topic to cover and to see how everyone else does it! My aim when I shoot my makes is to have everything as clear as possible and for the clothes to look the best they can. I’m lucky that I live by myself so that I can […]

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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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My August Sewing List

2016 is just flying by! It’s August already! I really need to start being more productive – I had big goals for 2016 which have mostly just slipped away with a lack of organisation and drive… This is me trying to get back on track now! So baby steps first! Here’s my sewing list for […]

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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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An off shoulder blouse pattern hack

Or a total redesign in this case? I fell in love with an off shoulder blouse on Pinterest. This one here in fact! Fab, right? I definitely want to make my own but where to start? My trusty Simplicity 1366 blouse of course! Basically I picked this because I wanted a top with plenty of […]

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A change of pace with a crochet project!

Sewing lends itself well to other crafty hobbies and knitting and crocheting is one I’ve picked up on the way. Keeps the hands busy in between sewing projects! Most recently I undertook making a few gifts for some friends who are about to have their first babies (exciting times)!  My speciality has always been crocheting […]

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