A Burda 6344 dress

I’m continuing my run of wrap dresses for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network with the simply styled Burda 6344 pattern!  This must have been a recent release because when I googled it (which I do for all my new patterns to check what other people’s experiences with them have been – it’s a great way to get […]

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DIY belt bag AKA the modern bum bag…

I’ve been planning to try out some bag making for a while – mostly after coming across some awesome textiles that I wanted to experiment with – but I never quite got the momentum going. I have finally gotten round to it though! I wanted to start with something simple for my first project so […]

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A DIY baby sleep bag!

I was recently gifted a piece of fabric from the Chat Chocolat newest fabric range – it’s not available to buy just yet but it will be soon! The summer collection is full of bright woven viscoses and fun printed jerseys. I ended up with a piece of french terry with a large scale abstract […]

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Mary Quant exhibition // V&A

This is a bit of a belated post about the Mary Quant exhibition that I went to a few weeks ago! I love being a member of the V&A museum especially with the exhibitions they’ve had this year – Frida Kahlo, Christian Dior and now Mary Quant! I don’t think I knew much about Mary […]

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A crocheted raffia sunhat // Wool and the Gang

I was recently sent a copy of the first Wool and the Gang book called Raffia Crochet. Unsurprisingly it’s full of raffia crochet projects! If you’ve seen any of their stuff before, you’ll know just how stylish their stuff is. Maybe it’s all branding and great photography but I’m always a sucker for their kits! […]

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Simplicity 8137 dress

I took a month off my Minerva Craft Blogger Network makes but I’m back at it again with a new summer dress! For this make I made a mini wrap dress using the Simplicity 8137 pattern and a gorgeous Lady McElroy linen look viscose. I shortened all the pattern pieces to fit – I took […]

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The Amelie dress from Untitled Thoughts

Untitled Thoughts is a new indie pattern company run by Brittani over in the states. She’s released just a couple of patterns so far but is storming ahead with more and more! I was lucky enough to test her latest pattern – the Amelie dress! The dress has a simple design – a fitted bodice […]

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The Carmella boilersuit // Fibre Mood

For the record, I finished this on the last day of April so I haven’t broken my Me Made May pledge just yet! I’ve been in a bit of a Fibre Mood run of late, firstly with the Arlette Skirt and then the Stella Sweater. This next make has to be my favourite one so […]

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Me Made May 2019

This is the 10th year of the Me Made May challenge! Started and run by Zoe of So Zo What do you know blog, it encourages people to wear their handmade items and push themselves to try something new as they make their personalised pledges. Here’s my pledge for Me Made May this year! It’s […]

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The Stella sweater // Fibre Mood

I’m already on to my second Fibre Mood make! This pattern, the Stella sweater, is from their second pattern book (which I don’t actually have – I got this pattern as a PDF download instead) – it’s a cropped dolman sleeve sweater with extra panels on the sleeve. It’s finished with a ribbed cuffs, neckband […]

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