A crocheted raffia sunhat // Wool and the Gang

I was recently sent a copy of the first Wool and the Gang book called Raffia Crochet. Unsurprisingly it’s full of raffia crochet projects! If you’ve seen any of their stuff before, you’ll know just how stylish their stuff is. Maybe it’s all branding and great photography but I’m always a sucker for their kits! […]

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The 70s frill dress by Trend Patterns

This dress has been probably close to 3 months in the making! I initially planned it to be my entry for the Little Red Dress challenge in December but never got around to finishing it. I then planned to have it done in time for Chinese New Year (cause red is always lucky!) but was […]

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2018 – what a year!

It’s time again for that yearly roundup as I look back at a year of sewing, blogging and lots of fun things! Highlights… • My proudest make would have to be the bridesmaid outfits I made for my friends wedding in April! I used my Martine hack (mashing together the Marigold and Bettine patterns from […]

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The Freedom jumper!

Guys! I finished a knitting project in just a couple of weeks!! Yeah, I’m just as gobsmacked as you are right now… 🤣 Knitting has never really been my forte. It always seems to take forever for me to complete anything – check out the cardigan I made last year which took 8 months! It […]

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A Reeta playsuit hack

On a recent lookout for new patterns, I found one I really liked from République du Chiffon – the Yvonne playsuit. Which was unfortunately out of stock (and also not in English). I’m a rather impatient person so instead of waiting for it to be translated and/or come back into stock, I decided to take […]

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I Can Make Shoes!

Have you ever wondered how shoes were made and if you could somehow magically make them yourself? If you have then the I CAN Make Shoes course are totally for you! As a massive lover of shoes, you can imagine how over the moon I was when Amanda from I CAN Make Shoes, based in […]

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A DIY round raffia box bag

These round straw/raffia box bags have been floating around since last summer and are still going strong! I was never that bothered about getting one but I was finally swayed by Instagram that it would be a great idea! (Thanks Zeena for the inspo! By the way, if you don’t follow her already on Instagram you […]

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Channeling the 80s – the Marion jacket

I’m a big fan of trying out new indie pattern companies. I always think they bring a exciting point of view to the home sewing world. Whether that’s from a design aspect or construction, there’s always something new! I found Scottish brand Pipe Dream Patterns on Instagram (of course!) and I fell for their 80s […]

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