Replicating the Runway S/S 17

I know not all of us who sew are necessarily into “fashion” as such. I think sewing can be great for self expression and all that and more importantly about making clothes that fit well! And that’s definitely a good thing.  Buuuuuut I am someone who still loves flipping through fashion magazines and watching the […]

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My Top 5: Indie pattern companies

So today I’m on my way to the Sewing Weekender hosted by The Fold Line ladies and Charlotte from English Girl at Home. Which means there’s no new make for you guys today because I’ve been frantically prepping and packing for this little weekend away! (I’m so excited!!!) Instead what I’ve got is a round […]

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A back wrap Orla hack 

Two Orlas within a week of each other? I’m definitely a bit obsessed with them.  The free Orla dress from French Navy is just such a sweet and simple basic pattern that it’s easy to think of lots of things to do with it. There something about this shape and style of dress that makes […]

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DIY Pink pleated midi skirt

I didn’t actually mean to make this skirt. Which is a bit weird but is sometimes what happens during the creative process! I’d initially planned to use this pink polyester crepe fabric for a hack of my much beloved Sabrina dress from By Hand London but after much flapping about, I knew it just wasn’t […]

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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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