The Pinnacle top from Papercut Patterns

I love interestingly cut patterns – the ones that look like weird puzzle pieces that somehow magically come together to make a shape you understand! The Pinnacle top and sweater from Papercut Patterns is one of those! The pattern, if you’re making the V neck version, is just two pattern pieces plus a neck facing. […]

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The Vikisews dress again!

I’m not normally one to reuse patterns in quick succession but I couldn’t help it this time! I was sent this amazing black polka dot viscose crepe from Sew Me Sunshine which I knew would make the best version of the Vikisews платье вики (Viki) that I made only a couple of weeks ago! This […]

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The Hettie skirt // Fibre Mood

I’m sewing for spring even though a) it’s still pretty chilly, b) we’re not allowed to leave the house and I’ve got nowhere to wear these outfits… But I’m not letting that stop me! My latest make is the Hettie skirt from the most recent Fibre Mood magazine – it’s a simple gathered tiered skirt. […]

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On trying my first Vikisews pattern!

I first heard of Vikisews from Bianca of Sleepless in Bavaria who’s a big fan of this Russian pattern designer. I can certainly see why – plenty of beautiful designs and at a crazy low price. You’ve just got to get over the fact that there’s no English translation! So since I’m pretty sure all […]

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Another hacked Myosotis dress!

The Myosotis dress from Deer and Doe patterns is one of my favourite patterns to hack at the moment. The original fitted me pretty well so I know it’s a good base for making changes! For my latest version I wanted to make something long and flowy with a gorgeous printed floral viscose I got […]

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A Nora with a Coco neckline

I’m going to affectionately nickname this combo Cora! I decided to try the Tilly and the Buttons Nora pattern again – I was in the mood for an oversized tee to go with my Dawn jeans – but my previous incarnations of this pattern had always left a little something to be desired. I could […]

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The Woman in the Red Dress

I’m 31 years old and I still don’t know if I can pull off a red dress… I’ve gone through so many phases where I’m totally confident that I can and others when I think it looks awful on me that for a long time I just ruled it out of my wardrobe! I thought […]

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All hearts for Shelby

Do you ever have an idea for a dress and then find the exact pattern for it? It’s a rare thing but it happened! I was channeling all the 90s vibes when I stumbled across the Shelby Dress from True Bias. It’s a dress/ romper pattern with a button front, V neck and short sleeves […]

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