A button front denim pencil skirt

I really wanted to get one of those 70s styled A-line denim mini or midi skirts that’s been in all the stores for the past year but I was totally insistent that I’ld make my own! Well I finally got round to buying the fabric for it and what did I do? Make a totally […]

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Indie Pattern Month contest 1 – vote for me!

My Rosa bomber jacket got picked as a finalist in the New to Me contest on The Monthly Stitch! The contest was to make something from an indie pattern company that they’d never seen from before. (There’s still 3 more contests to go if anyone else fancies joining in the fun!) I’m so pleased and […]

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Fabric shopping – Goldhawk Road

If there’s only one place you have time to go to for fabric shopping in London, this is it. On sheer numbers of shops this wins out!  I went there a few weeks ago with my sisters and bought quite a few bits for some new projects (you might’ve seen them in my Instagram feed […]

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My glorious Rosa bomber jacket!

My first jacket and most ambitious project to date! This is (finally) my Rosa jacket from Wear Lemonade which I’ve been going on about for what feels like forever but is in reality just a few weeks… It’s a fully lined bomber jacket with in seam pockets and metal popper buttons. I added my own […]

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Kielo wrap maxi dress

Here’s another pattern from Named! It’s my favourite pattern of theirs due to its sheer ingenuity. It’s a gorgeous wrap dress destined to make everyone look amazing!    Again I’ve got the same gripe with Named patterns in that their paper patterns don’t include seam allowance and this one doesn’t even come as one piece […]

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How was your Me-Made-May?

How did you get on with your Me-Made May challenge? Just to remind you, I had pledged to wear at least one me-made item everyday! Mine was pretty successful for a first timer in my opinion! I did manage to miss one day completely – I got up and got dressed for work without even […]

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A dress for cold shoulders…

Happy bank holiday Monday folks (in the UK)! Hope you’re all enjoying the day off This “cold shoulder ” trend seems to be big this summer! I quite like that it’s showing a bit of skin without being super flashy/ fleshy (plus I have upper arm issues). Fellow blogger Sil at Mauve Cloud Studio made […]

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Me and my Orla blouse

I’m adding a few of my past makes onto this blog (partly to bulk it out and partly to make it look like I’m a much faster dressmaker than I actually am…) from my other blog Emily’s Little World. You can check out my original post here.    This is the Orla pattern from indie […]

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Going overboard with supplies!

I need to stop buying in bulk! I get so carried away when I’m shopping for sewing supplies that I’ve ended up with this…    This is literally hundreds of metal zips! Where am I going to put them all? (Sigh). These were £1 a bag of 15-20 pot luck metal zips and if you […]

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