A Malia Top hack – La Maison Victor

La Maison Victor, if you haven’t heard of it already, is a modern sewing mag from Belgium that’s just recently been released in English. They’re known for on trend designs and feature 8 or so full sized sewing patterns for women, men and children in each magazine with instructions.  I got hold of their first […]

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A Marigold and Bettine mashup AKA The Martine…

Do you make gifts for your friends and family? I always try to make both my sisters something for their birthdays which means in August and September, I’m always doing some selfless sewing! (Or is it still selfish sewing because it saves me having to buy them other things? Now that’s a puzzler!) For my […]

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A ruched sleeve Sahara shirtdress hack

I made the Ralph Pink Sahara shirtdress a few weeks ago as one of my entries to the Indie Pattern Month competition on The Monthly Stitch in July.  I loved the dress but actually found it a bit impractical when wearing it. Every time I raised by arms the sleeves got pulled up and tugged […]

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The Kew dress by Nina Lee

The Kew dress is the latest release from London based indie pattern designer Nina Lee. I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the pattern testers for this dress! The button fronted dress comes with 2 versions – a 1940s style sleeved version or one with little straps and a cold shoulder sleeve. […]

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A Kielo wrap dress with a neckline hack

I’ve got my latest Minerva Crafts Blogger Network make up today and it’s the Kielo dress from Named Clothing! I’ve made the Kielo once before (check it out here) and I loved this dress. This pattern is definitely one of my favourite patterns of all time for the sheer genius of the design. It’s so […]

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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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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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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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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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