Last of my summer sewing – McCalls 7543

I’m only still sewing summer clothes because I’ve got a holiday coming up! The weather has definitely taken a turn for the worse here so this is definitely not a weather appropriate make! The McCall’s 7543 is an off shoulder tunic or dress. It’s probably quite old trend wise but I really like this style […]

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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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The Chestnut Sweater – Cocowawa Crafts

This is the latest release from Cocowawa which I pattern tested for this summer! The Chestnut sweater and top are bow-tastic with 3 different versions all covered in the things in one way or another.  I tested version 3 of the sweater which features bows tied down the back. Not the most comfortable option for […]

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My take on the Reeta dress from Named Clothing

Another month gone and I’ve got another Minerva Crafts make to share with you! The Reeta dress from Named Clothing has been a clear favourite amongst sewists – I’ve been seeing them everywhere! And why not? It’s a gorgeous midi length dress with a bit of a retro vibe going on, perfect for this summer! […]

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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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The Simplicity X Madalynne 8229 bra

Bra making is not something I do very often. In fact I haven’t done any  since I did a lingerie making course at Morley College 5 years ago!  I was never that enamoured with the results of my work – they fitted OK but they never gave me the lift I wanted from my bras – […]

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I made THAT Gertie dress…

If there was an IT pattern of the summer, it would probably be the Butterick 6453 Patterns by Gertie dress. It feels like pretty much everyone has made it (or at least bought it)! I made one for the Handmade Dress Swap a couple of months back but I wanted to make for myself! The […]

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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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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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