A Stripey Josie Dress

I think I must like buttons. I feel like I’m constantly sewing buttons on everything! My latest one is the Josie dress from République du Chiffon. It’s the first pattern I’ve used from this French indie pattern company and I was very excited to get stuck into it! That is until I opened it up […]

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Make yourself an infinity wrap dress!

These dresses have been around for a while now and I’ve seen these on sale recently in the shops, usually in the bridesmaid/ eveningwear sections. I’m always shocked at how much they are especially when they’re so easy to make! I’ve probably made over 15 of these dresses for myself, friends and family over the […]

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Sew Alongs – A Destination Wardrobe

I recently joined a sew along group on Facebook, just in time for their latest challenge – a destination themed wardrobe! Now it’s not just for jet-setters. A ‘destination’ could be anything – your workplace/ gym/ warm weather/ cold weather… I think the point is to make a somewhat cohesive array of items. Anyway, the […]

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The Lena playsuit hack

It’s September! How did every do with their August sewing plans? I managed most of the my list bar one of the Simplicity dresses I wanted to make (but it’s OK because they extended the deadline for it)! Look out for the rest of those projects to be blogged on here soon! But first… Remember this dress? […]

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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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