Mini project 2: A DIY knot headband

I wanted to do these mini projects as things that’ll take up maybe an hour of your time and leave you with a great sense of accomplishment – something that’s sometimes lacking in those big sewing projects we undertake that seem to take forever to finish! This one is also a helpful idea on a […]

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Burda 6829 – a faux wrap dress

So this pattern was earmarked for my first Minerva Crafts project to be made with a gorgeous dark olive green velvet BUT somewhere between reading the pattern requirements and the fabric description something in my brain went wrong and I’ve ended up with a pattern for stretch fabrics only and a non-stretchy velvet… *facepalm* I […]

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You are cordially invited to Project #sewmystyle

So big news… I am taking part in a year long sew-along starting in January 2017 and you’re officially invited to join in too! Alex from Bluebird Fabrics is starting her own arm of the Slow Fashion movement aimed at raising awareness about the pitfalls of fast fashion and to get more people on the […]

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Cat pockets + Cleo

Does anyone remember this Disney short Figaro and Cleo? I loved it as a child (and an adult). “I just can’t eat that itty, bitty fish 🐟…” It has absolutely no bearing on today’s post, I just thought it was sort of apt since I’m adding cat pockets to my Cleo pinafore today! And I […]

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Starry, starry blouse

I’m stash busting today! I’ve had this piece of fabric for five years now, bought on a whim in Lewisham market when I was working near there. I’d never found the right project for it (same as the few dozen other pieces of fabric I’m currently hoarding) or at least I wasn’t sure how well […]

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My top picks for an Xmas party dress!

It’s that time of the year again! I can’t believe it’s five weeks until Christmas! And with that come the requisite Christmas parties that we’ll be attending. Whether it’s work, family or with friends, there’s always an occasion to dress up for! I’ve compiled a shortlist of my favourite patterns (and ideas for fabrics and […]

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Mini project 1 : An upcycled denim cardholder

I hate bulky purses. I’ve owned many and always abandoned them pretty quickly afterwards. I like to have things I can throw in a pocket and not worry about it fitting!  I was planning to buy a nice leather cardholder instead but everything is unreasonably expensive so I thought why not make one! I found […]

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