Hannah // By Hand London v2.0

I know I shouldn’t be surprised at how much I love this pattern but I still am! This is my second By Hand London Hannah dress and it’s cemented how well it works for me! I made this version with a simple midi length skirt and added a puffed short sleeve. It’s quite a different […]

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The Olya Shirt // Paper Theory

My first make of 2020 is done! Recently I’ve been really in the mood for a classic shirt with a twist. I have a holiday to Morocco coming up and I thought it would be an excellent idea as a cover up! I bought the Olya shirt from Paper Theory to try out – the […]

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New Year, New Plans

Happy New Year everyone! It’s that time to make new resolutions and plans for a new start to the year (and decade in this case!). I’m opting not for a Make Nine list (because let’s face it, I’ll make waaaaaay more than 9 garments in a year) but a few Must Dos, AKA things I […]

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A 2019 roundup

Um, where did this past year go? It feels like it was only weeks ago I was writing another of these posts for 2018! It’s been a weird one this year. I’d set myself the goal of having no goals essentially – loosening the reins on how often I was posting, not setting myself Make […]

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A DIY no sew leather bucket bag

I was recently gifted a leather bag kit to test by Esther of Leather Needle Thread and oh em gee it’s amazing! These kits contain everything you need to make yourself a leather bag from scratch. The only thing you need to add yourself is a hammer and a hard surface to set the rivets […]

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The Megan Nielsen Dawn Jeans

The Megan Nielsen Dawn jeans have been on my radar for a little while. I’d been looking for some high waist “mom” jeans for non stretch denim and had been deciding between these and the Anna Allen Philippa pants. What swayed me to the Dawn jeans were the multiple leg styles and positive experience of […]

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A Mira dress with Hannah sleeves

I’m continuing my monochrome phase it seems with my latest make! I picked up this black and white tartan fabric from The Textile Centre recently (it says viscose on the description but feels more like a polyester mix in my opinion – I can’t be sure though!) with the aim of making a little gathered […]

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On copying a RTW sweater

I’ve been pretty good at not buying clothes from the shops for the couple of years. And apart of underwear and socks, I hadn’t bought anything new for at least two! Until one day this summer when I was caught out late without a jacket and I bought my emergency jumper. Yep that is what […]

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The Perfecto jacket

I randomly found some sewing patterns in a little French bookstore whilst in Paris this year. The instructions were in French of course but the patterns seemed simple and it was reasonably priced enough that I thought it was worth a try! I picked up two – a little fitted dress and this biker style […]

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