A ruched sleeve Sahara shirtdress hack

I made the Ralph Pink Sahara shirtdress a few weeks ago as one of my entries to the Indie Pattern Month competition on The Monthly Stitch in July.  I loved the dress but actually found it a bit impractical when wearing it. Every time I raised by arms the sleeves got pulled up and tugged […]

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DIY Pink pleated midi skirt

I didn’t actually mean to make this skirt. Which is a bit weird but is sometimes what happens during the creative process! I’d initially planned to use this pink polyester crepe fabric for a hack of my much beloved Sabrina dress from By Hand London but after much flapping about, I knew it just wasn’t […]

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The Ruffle Tee pattern for free!

So I’ve been working on learning how to create PDF patterns lately. I’ve been dipping in and out of Lauren Dahl’s Pattern Workshop course which has spawned tons of indie pattern designers already. Who’s knows, maybe I’ll be next! Hehe! I’ve gotten as far as digitising hand drafted ones – which isn’t very far let me […]

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Mini project 5: Cactus pin cushions – DIY tutorial

I am ridiculously un-greenfingered. I manage to kill off all my houseplants with alarming regularity and even killed off my tiny succulents which aren’t supposed to need much looking after! So I’m going faux green instead. Fake plants all the way! And I’m starting with some felt cactus pin cushions! (I used the pots from […]

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A faux wrap Nettie bodysuit hack

I recently bought a faux wrap grey knit bodysuit from Zara in the sales. Aaaand then I returned in the next day. Why? Because a) the fit wasn’t amazing and b) I could definitely make that myself.  I already had the Nettie bodysuit pattern from Closet Case (you can see my first one here) and […]

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On adding thumbholes to your sweaters…

So I thought I’d get this post out sooner rather than later as I know there are a lot of you out there who are making sweaters at the moment and just in case someone might want to use this tutorial this month! I am a big fan of thumbholes in long sleeved sweaters. I remember as […]

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Mini project 4: Felted pillows

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope everyone is feeling festive! Here’s my most recent mini project/ Xmas gift idea: felted cushion covers! Now I’m not felting an entire pillow – I’m not that crazy and frankly, that’s really not that “mini” of a project. I’m talking about decorating a ready made one! I saw a tutorial a […]

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Mini project 2: A DIY knot headband

I wanted to do these mini projects as things that’ll take up maybe an hour of your time and leave you with a great sense of accomplishment – something that’s sometimes lacking in those big sewing projects we undertake that seem to take forever to finish! This one is also a helpful idea on a […]

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