On the Coco bandwagon…

I picked up a fab toile de jouy printed jersey in Paris and I had originally planned to make a Moneta out of it. But I changed my mind. I felt like it would be too much going on and the gathers would take away from the print.  So I opted for the Tilly and […]

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The Ruffle Tee pattern for free!

So I’ve been working on learning how to create PDF patterns lately. I’ve been dipping in and out of Lauren Dahl’s Pattern Workshop course which has spawned tons of indie pattern designers already. Who’s knows, maybe I’ll be next! Hehe! I’ve gotten as far as digitising hand drafted ones – which isn’t very far let me […]

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A corset back Nettie hack

I do love my Nettie bodysuit hacks! This one is for my latest Minerva Crafts Blogger Network post – a corset back Nettie! Now by corset back I just mean it laces up in the back, not that it’s actually corseted in anyway. If it was it would definitely make this body way too difficult […]

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Classic shorts for summer 

I really wanted some great high waisted black shorts for this summer. Something classic that could be worn for many years to come (provided I don’t change size!).  I found this pattern from Butterick – the B6354 which seemed to fit my brief! It’s from the Patterns by Gertie range and as well as the […]

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A Fashion Formula collaboration!

Have you heard of Fashion Formula? I hadn’t until they got in touch with me a couple months ago looking to collab on a project. They’re basically UK’s answer to Spoonflower, albeit at an early stage! Fashion Formula is based in north London and prints custom fabric, wallpaper and a few home items like cushions […]

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A Linden sweater dress hack AKA Secret Pyjamas

I love a sweater dress. They’re just so darn comfy!  When I picked up some grey sweatshirt fleece whilst in Paris, I knew I’d have to have some amazing loungewear out of it. It’s got a brushed back and is so super soft! After much umm-ing and ah-ing (I was also considering making a cardigan […]

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At the Dressmakers Ball (+ what I wore)

Last weekend was the inaugural Dressmakers Ball held at The City Rooms in Leicester and hosted by Crafty Sew & So. I decided to be brave and go solo knowing there’d be plenty of people I’d know (via social media) once I got there! All I had to do now was make an outfit! Well […]

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