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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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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