An Orla Affair

Have you been following Orla Month over on Instagram? It’s a little sewalong/ sewing competition run by a few of my favourite Instagrammers and bloggers over the month of July using the free pattern from French Navy – the Orla dress. You can check out more details at these blogs: Allie M. Jackson, Maddie Made […]

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Striped culottes – NL6446

Summer and stripes. They go together like jelly and ice cream. Or chocolate with… more chocolate! A stripe filled summer wardrobe never goes amiss and I planned on making one! At the top of my list was a pair of culottes. I picked up a lovely striped viscose crepe from Stoff & Stil (it’s actually gone […]

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From photo to real life outfit!

Do you ever see a photo of an outfit and just think to yourself I MUST HAVE IT? I do. A lot! That probably comes from spending way too much time on Instagram and Pinterest… Most recently it happened with this outfit which I saw on both outlets. I loved the casual but cool vibes […]

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Making a statement with Le 601 from DP Studio

My latest make uses a pattern from DP Studio, a French indie pattern company which focuses on cutting edge designs for women. They’re so trendy it actually hurts…  I found them a few months ago whilst on a French indie pattern company journey of discovery! (If you want a list of awesome French indie pattern […]

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The Satsuki dress from Victory Patterns

2 posts this weekend? Say whaaaat?  It’s that time of the month for my latest Minerva Crafts make! This time I’ve gone for the Satsuki dress from Victory Patterns. It’s my first time using one of their patterns and I really quite liked it! I wanted to make something I could use as a beach […]

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The Ralph Pink Sahara shirt dress 

This week’s last minute make was for Indie Pattern Month which is currently being hosted over at The Monthly Stitch blog. The theme for the first week of July was dresses! An easy one, right? I decided to make the Ralph Pink Sahara shirt dress which I picked up in a sale earlier this year. I […]

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My 2017 #makenine so far!

So I’m in a little bit of a sewing lull at the moment so I thought I’d take a bit of time to see where I am in one of my self imposed challenges this year! The Make Nine challenge started on Instagram by Rochelle of the Lucky Lucille blog and is designed to set […]

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A very lady like lemon Moneta

I wasn’t too sure about my initial Moneta dress but I ended up wearing it a lot more than I thought I would so I wanted to go back and revisit this pattern! I was really inspired by all the hacks I saw during the Moneta party earlier this year and knew I wanted to […]

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The Handmade Dress Swap

I found this Handmade Dress Swap via a dressmaking Facebook group. I wasn’t too sure about whether I wanted to take part or not but at the very last minute I went for it! The concept was simple. You were partnered up with someone depending on your requirements that you put on your application form […]

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The Driftless Cardigan from Grainline Studio

Cardigans are a part of my wardrobe that I’ve been missing for a while. For some reason I never thought to make one until recently! I have always found it a little tricky finding a style of cardigan that I like – everything always felt a bit too long/ short/ oversized/ tight. I was just […]

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