The Tilly and the Buttons Martha dress

I’ve been on the lookout for patterns that’ll make for good winter dresses i.e. mini dresses with long sleeves and high necks. That’s what tights are for, right? The Moneta dress from Colette is always an easy go-to but I was a little tired of that skater dress silhouette. Not that that’s a bad style […]

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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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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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On the Coco bandwagon…

I picked up a fab toile de jouy printed jersey in Paris and I had originally planned to make a Moneta out of it. But I changed my mind. I felt like it would be too much going on and the gathers would take away from the print.  So I opted for the Tilly and […]

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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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The Zadie dress from Tilly and the Buttons

This is the latest offering from Tilly and the Buttons – the Zadie dress! (This was sent to me for free to try out in advance by the way. Thanks Tilly! ☺️) The Zadie is an empire waisted dress designed for knits with multiple options for sleeves. It has a separate side panel feature that allows […]

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A very girly Fifi PJ set!

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! I’ve always loved Chinese New Year – it’s pretty much the only Chinese cultural tradition that’s been kept in my family. I love the colours, the decorations, lion dances and food, plus there’s always those red packets full of money. It’s all so good! There are lots of superstitions and […]

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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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