Flamingo skirt!

Not to be confused with a flamenco skirt by the way… I picked up this fun flamingo fabric from Tissus Reine in Paris a couple of months ago. I ended up only buying a metre so I was a bit limited in what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted a skirt but I […]

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A faux wrap Nettie bodysuit hack

I recently bought a faux wrap grey knit bodysuit from Zara in the sales. Aaaand then I returned in the next day. Why? Because a) the fit wasn’t amazing and b) I could definitely make that myself.  I already had the Nettie bodysuit pattern from Closet Case (you can see my first one here) and […]

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On adding thumbholes to your sweaters…

So I thought I’d get this post out sooner rather than later as I know there are a lot of you out there who are making sweaters at the momentΒ and just in caseΒ someone might want to use this tutorial this month! I am a big fan of thumbholes in long sleeved sweaters. I remember as […]

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Cat pockets + Cleo

Does anyone remember this Disney short Figaro and Cleo? I loved it as a child (and an adult). “I just can’t eat that itty, bitty fish 🐟…” It has absolutely no bearing on today’s post, I just thought it was sort of apt since I’m adding cat pockets to my Cleo pinafore today! And I […]

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Starry, starry blouse

I’m stash busting today! I’ve had this piece of fabric for five years now, bought on a whim in Lewisham market when I was working near there. I’d never found the right project for it (same as the few dozen other pieces of fabric I’m currently hoarding) or at least I wasn’t sure how well […]

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A dressed up Simplicity 1365

I meant to sit down and make the Simplicity 1458 dress for the Sewing Challenge as planned but I got a bit side-tracked and made this instead! This is a dress version of a crop top I made earlier as part of the Simplicity Sewing Challenge, a vintage 70s style button back halter top.  When […]

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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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