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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The Great British Sewing Bee is back!

This’ll keep me amused for a few weeks!  The 4th series of The Great British Sewing Bee is back on our screens this Monday 16th May to delight us all with new contestants panicking and sewing under pressure. And a new judge to look out for too! I always find this show both highly entertaining […]

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A to-do list of upcycling ideas

I love making new clothes, but what do we do with all the old ones? I try not to be wasteful and upcycling is a way to breathe new life into tired/ out of date garments. I don’t do it very often though! I’m usually too distracted with a new sewing project… Hehe.  So I’ve […]

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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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