On hacking knitting patterns…

I keep trying to knit jumpers and I’ve been disappointed with every one I’ve made so far! My latest one is a hacked version of the Freedom sweater which is a Wool and the Gang pattern (see my original one here) that I altered quite a bit. I used their chunky Heal the Wool yarn […]

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The Lander pants from True Bias

For this month’s Minerva Crafts make, I’ve made the Lander pants! I’ve always loved the True Bias Lander pants on other people but I never thought they’d look good on me. I think I just didn’t relate body shape wise to the people and the versions I was seeing on social media. In particular, I […]

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Utu pinafore hack AKA the most sparkly dress ever!

Who’s ready to party this festive season away? I am! 🕺🏻 I’ve made the MOST sparkly dress ever in time for The New Craft House Winter Party this weekend. Unsurprisingly, the theme for the party is “All that glitters”… My inspiration for this dress came from a quick wander around Zara – now that’s a […]

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A DIY leopard wrap frill skirt

Did you know that leopard is considered a neutral? It totally goes with everything apparently (and there was even a talk at the Fashion & Textile Museum on it)! I thought I’d try my hand at making the most neutral skirt I could – a frilly maxi length wrap skirt! (That was sarcasm by the […]

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Replicating the runway – A/W 2018

I may have skipped a fashion season of this (I was rather uninspired by the spring/ summer collections) but the Replicating the Runway series is back! So for anyone new to it, this is where I pick out a look from this season’s runways and make my own version of it. You can check out […]

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Swimwear // Opian Jamanota

I’ve finally tried making swimwear again! I first learnt about sewing swimwear whilst on an evening lingerie course at Morley College, an adult education centre in south London, over 6 years ago (unfortunately I don’t think that particular course exists anymore!). Our teacher Carol Harrison was amazing and really went beyond the boundaries of the […]

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A cosy cardigan!

Onto my second community challenge! This time it’s the Cosy Cardi Challenge set out by the Stitch Sisters (@thestitchsistersuk @sodburysewing/ @shesewsvintage) and Amanda (@amanda_isewalot)! I’ve always found sewing cardigans a little troubling. To be fair I’ve found buying cardigans a little troubling too. Fit is not my friend in this case (which is totally weird […]

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A maxi Myosotis hack

This month Minerva Crafts make is another one that I’ve been planning to do for a little while now, just waiting for the right time to make it! It’s the Deer and Doe Myosotis dress! This pattern was released earlier this year in the Deer and Doe’s spring/ summer range. It’s a beautiful ruffled semi […]

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