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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The Sewing Weekender 2017

Well, last weekend was the much anticipated Sewing Weekender hosted by The Fold Line ladies, Rachel and Kate, and Charlotte from English Girl at Home. I very lucky to get a ticket as they sold out crazy fast! For anyone who has no idea what the Sewing Weekender is, it’s a sewing holiday! 50 of […]

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Replicating the Runway S/S 17

I know not all of us who sew are necessarily into “fashion” as such. I think sewing can be great for self expression and all that and more importantly about making clothes that fit well! And that’s definitely a good thing.  Buuuuuut I am someone who still loves flipping through fashion magazines and watching the […]

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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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DIY Pink pleated midi skirt

I didn’t actually mean to make this skirt. Which is a bit weird but is sometimes what happens during the creative process! I’d initially planned to use this pink polyester crepe fabric for a hack of my much beloved Sabrina dress from By Hand London but after much flapping about, I knew it just wasn’t […]

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From photo to real life outfit!

Do you ever see a photo of an outfit and just think to yourself I MUST HAVE IT? I do. A lot! That probably comes from spending way too much time on Instagram and Pinterest… Most recently it happened with this outfit which I saw on both outlets. I loved the casual but cool vibes […]

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The Satsuki dress from Victory Patterns

2 posts this weekend? Say whaaaat?  It’s that time of the month for my latest Minerva Crafts make! This time I’ve gone for the Satsuki dress from Victory Patterns. It’s my first time using one of their patterns and I really quite liked it! I wanted to make something I could use as a beach […]

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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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