The Bakerloo dress // Nina Lee

Nina Lee’s latest pattern is the Bakerloo dress and blouse. I was part of the pattern testing process just this week (Nina’s turn around time from testing to release is AMAZING) and I thought I’d share mine with you! The Bakerloo dress/ blouse pattern features a loose-ish fit dress or blouse with big puffed sleeves […]

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My yellow Jacques raincoat // I AM Patterns

I’ve been dreaming of making a yellow raincoat for the longest time. The pattern and fabric has changed again and again but I finally settled on my options! Most of my decision making happened by accident – I came across the most perfect of raincoat fabrics whilst visiting Fabworks Mill in Yorkshire (I happened to […]

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The Rickey Pinafore // Our Lady Of Leisure

I love trying out new indie pattern designers – I’m always looking out for new and interesting designs or just willing to give a new company a shot. That’s how I came across this pattern from Our Lady of Leisure. When I picked up an end of roll piece of wool from Fabworks Mill in […]

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A tiger print Franca dress // Fibre Mood

I was gifted a piece of fabric from the latest Fabric Godmother print drop back in July/ August time and I’ve only just gotten time to use it! How is time passing so quickly??? U.K. based independent fabric shop, Fabric Godmother has been dipping their toes into the world of fabric production and has created […]

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Le 5005 blouse // DPs

Oops! I meant to post this on Wednesday! My blogging has become alarmingly erratic lately! Another sign the world is a very different place to what it used to be… 😂 Today’s post is the second of the DP’s patterns I picked up earlier this year – Le 5005 blouse. It’s one of the simplified […]

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Le 3002 shorts // DP’s

I’ve just gotten round to my last two summer makes being added to the blog! I finally worked through my lockdown backlog! I bought a couple of DP’s patterns back in February this year when the brand had their closing down sale. (There’s still a few items on there if anyone’s interested!). DP’s was a […]

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The Rhea Dress // Tammy Handmade

It’s been a little while since my last post it seems! I’ve just come back from a week of boating along the Rochdale Canal in West Yorkshire (yes in one of those narrowboats/ barges, yes it’s very slow, no it wasn’t relaxing at all…). Needless to say I whipped up a couple of things before […]

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The Pietra Pants // Closet Core Patterns

After years of me saying I’ll never bother making my work wardrobe, I finally caved and started on some work trousers! I picked out the Closet Core Patterns (formerly known as Closet Case Patterns) Pietra pants for this. I liked the high waist, flat front and elasticated back! It has large pockets set into the […]

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The Lola Blouse // Fibre Mood

I’ve got yet another Fibre Mood make for you today (sorry, not sorry! 😂). Today’s the turn of the Lola blouse from the latest issue. This sleeveless blouse has a lined front “bib” with a ruffle continuing from the back all the way around. It has an open bra-friendly back which closes with ties. There’s […]

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