My “Clueless” inspired dress!

Is anyone still obsessed with the timeless movie classic that is Clueless? It epitomises the mid 90s and I still dream of having a mechanical closet like Cher’s! Whilst there are tons of amazing outfits in their film, the most famous is of course that’s yellow plaid two piece outfit. It’s an absolute style classic! […]

Continue Reading

The Wilder Gown // Friday Pattern Co

I love that this pattern is a “gown” and not just a “dress”. It makes it sound so fancy! This pattern has been on my radar for since its release by Friday Pattern Co last year. There have been tons of gorgeous versions of this dress floating around on social media. After a lot of […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Simplicity 8888 // The Eve Appeal Hack-Along

It’s my turn on the Simplicity X The Eve Appeal blog tour! This annual challenge has had another makeover this year and it’s all about pattern hacking! The Hack-Along involves taking one of nine Simplicity patterns and doing your thing with it! There are three categories for your finished garment – Day, Party and Unique […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

A ruffled Freya minidress

Every now and then I crave a bit of a sewing “palate cleanser”. Just something sweet and simple that you know is going to work! For me that was this project – a new little black dress! I wanted to make a fitted, long sleeved, polo neck dress – you know, that cold weather appropriate […]

Continue Reading

A self drafted wedding dress

Many years ago I promised my sisters that should they ever get married, I’d make them their wedding dresses. I don’t think I ever quite imagined actually making them though! But when my little sister got engaged I knew I had to get my wedding dress designer/ maker hat on and get on with it! […]

Continue Reading

By Hand London Hannah Dress

Finally the Hannah dress has been released! I’ve been eyeing this pattern ever since By Hand London called for testers months ago and after seeing the sample version on Hannah (of The New Craft House and who it’s named after) I knew I’d want my own version too! I was lucky enough to be in […]

Continue Reading