The Grainline Studio Archer shirt

My latest Minerva Crafts Blogger Network make is the Archer shirt from Grainline Studio. I love Grainline’s aesthetic – modern classics for everyday casualwear. I’m sure most people have at least one Grainline patterns in their stash! I’ve made a couple of things from them before – the Linden sweatshirt and the Driftless cardigan – […]

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Channeling the 80s – the Marion jacket

I’m a big fan of trying out new indie pattern companies. I always think they bring a exciting point of view to the home sewing world. Whether that’s from a design aspect or construction, there’s always something new! I found Scottish brand Pipe Dream Patterns on Instagram (of course!) and I fell for their 80s […]

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Monthly Roundup #3

April has come and gone so here’s another monthly round up! In the news… – April has been wedding month for me and I’m not even getting married! I totalled it up at 7 outfits that I made for events throughout the month – all for a variety of different people and events. It’s really […]

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Sustainable sewing and Me Made May

I’m sure a lot of you have been hearing all about sustainable sewing at the moment. I know I have! It’s always a vibrant topic during a Fashion Revolution week (which was last week) and has also been the foundation of a new sewing challenge and a podcast or two. It’s not something I often […]

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More bridesmaid attire…

It’s not for me this time though! One of my sisters was a bridesmaid at a Nigerian traditional wedding this week. Interestingly, their custom involves giving their bridesmaids the chosen fabric and the bridesmaids go away and get their dresses made in whatever style they want! I guess it’s a great way to make everyone […]

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A super glam wedding outfit!

So the friend who I made the bridesmaids jumpsuits for also held an Asian wedding reception too – a perfect excuse for me to go all out on another outfit! I was determined to make an outfit in an Indian style for this evening (though I did have a back up plan in the form […]

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Baby gifts!

So I’ve come to a point in life where lots of people I know are popping out babies! (That’s what happens as the big 3-0 arrives I guess! 🤣). A week or so ago saw a small gathering of London sewing bloggers gather for a baby shower for Megan AKA Pigeon Wishes and one half […]

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A Simplicity 8292 dress review!

Spring is finally in the air folks! I think that means I can finally crack out a lot of those weather-inappropriate makes I’ve been making all winter! LOL. Here’s yet another inappropriate-for-the-season Minerva Crafts Blogger Network make I’ve been sitting on for a couple of months! This is the Simplicity 8292 dress which has options […]

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Bridesmaid jumpsuits!

Following on from the kimono/ pyjama bridal gift post, I’ve finally gotten round to posting the jumpsuits I made for our bridesmaids outfits! So before we get into the whole “Jumpsuits? For a wedding? That’s totally not going to work!” thing, I’ll just start by saying that this was for a low-key civil service for […]

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Monthly Roundup #2

Let’s see how long I can continue this series for! This is what I got up to in March! In the news… • I made it to the Knitting and Stitching show! (Ok to be fair, I waited until the snow had gone so there was no excuse not to!). I went on the Sunday […]

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