The Dasha Dress fail // Lenaline Patterns

I’ll be honest this doesn’t happen to me as much as it used too. I’d like to think I’m quite good at matching fabrics and patterns and coming close to the image I’ve imagined in my head! That being said, sometimes it just doesn’t work! This was definitely one of those times! I spotted the […]

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The one piece skirt block // Alice and Co

I was recently invited to join a Zoom patternmaking class with pattern company Alice and Co. The mother daughter team usually do in person workshops in London but with the lockdown measures in place they moved to hosting online ones instead! The class I joined was for drafting a skirt pattern using your own measurements. […]

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The Tabitha tee// Make It Simple

Sometimes a good t-shirt pattern is all you need in life! I tested the Tabitha tee pattern from the latest Tilly and the Buttons book Make It Simple (way back now!) and used the pattern hack option to make the midi t-shirt dress. The book’s premise is all about streamlining the making process to make […]

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The Falbala blouse // Wear Lemonade

A couple of years ago I splurged on a Wear Lemonade Pattern subscription. It used to be called the “Netflix of sewing” though it’s been rebranding to the “Lemonade Pattern Corner” and allows you to download as many of their sewing patterns as you want! There’s a minimum term of 3 months (at €7,90/month) but […]

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The Bertha Cardigan // Make It Simple

I spent a bit of time the other day embellishing my Bertha cardigan with some vinyl and realised I never got round to blogging about it! The Bertha cardigan is from the latest Tilly and the Buttons book, Make It Simple. I tested three of the patterns – the Tabitha midi dress, Safiya playsuit and […]

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The Fleur Pinafore // Untitled Thoughts

I tested the Fleur pinafore from Untitled Thoughts a couple of weeks ago and it’s already been released! (Props to Brittani for working so hard to get it turned around and ready for the public!) This pinafore dress is designed to be a low waste, easy to fit utility dress – the kind of thing […]

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Dress No.672 // Grasser

I was sent down a Russian pattern company rabbit hole a few weeks ago by one of my YouTube followers. I’ve made a Vikisews pattern before and one commenter mentioned Grasser as another brand to try out. Well before I knew it, three hours had gone by and I’d bought half a dozen patterns… 🤦🏻‍♀️ […]

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