The Zadie dress from Tilly and the Buttons

This is the latest offering from Tilly and the Buttons – the Zadie dress! (This was sent to me for free to try out in advance by the way. Thanks Tilly! ☺️) The Zadie is an empire waisted dress designed for knits with multiple options for sleeves. It has a separate side panel feature that allows […]

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Ready for month 2 of Project #sewmystyle?

I am! This month we are sewing the Saunio cardigan from Named Clothing. Not gonna lie, this is another pattern that isn’t really my cup of tea. (I think it doesn’t help that the girl wearing it in the sample photos doesn’t look very happy to be doing so…).  But saying that, I have real […]

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A very girly Fifi PJ set!

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! I’ve always loved Chinese New Year – it’s pretty much the only Chinese cultural tradition that’s been kept in my family. I love the colours, the decorations, lion dances and food, plus there’s always those red packets full of money. It’s all so good! There are lots of superstitions and […]

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The Morgan jeans from Closet Case

Have you ever tried on 20 pairs of jeans and realise not a single one fits you properly? I have. It’s one of the most depressing things ever!  I have proper thunder thighs which means any jeans I can pull up all the way will always be ginormous around my waist. It’s quite the conundrum.  […]

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My first coat!

I picked a really easy pattern for my first attempt at a coat. It’s this Simplicity 1284 60s replica pattern. I picked it for two reasons: 1. I really fancied a collarless coat and 2. This pattern required only 2 metres of fabric which meant it was perfect for this grey herringbone wool that I […]

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On adding thumbholes to your sweaters…

So I thought I’d get this post out sooner rather than later as I know there are a lot of you out there who are making sweaters at the moment and just in case someone might want to use this tutorial this month! I am a big fan of thumbholes in long sleeved sweaters. I remember as […]

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