An adventure in ice dyeing (tutorial included!)

I’d recently been obsessing over some tie dye lounge sets made by the gorgeous Jenny and Louise of Cut One Pair. All those pastels had me wanting a set of my own! Unfortunately with that little global pandemic called Covid-19 currently ravaging the world, it’s been impossible to get hold of the liquid Rit dyes […]

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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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A DIY terrazzo pot // Salt Studios

I’ve been obsessing over these terrazzo planters, plates and coasters that have been popping up all over my Instagram feed recently. Usually reserved for in person workshops, a few terrazzo artists have been creating lockdown appropriate at home kits instead! I’d originally seen the ones from Katie Gillies at the beginning of lockdown but they […]

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An Annie dress hack // Tessuti Patterns

Me-Made-May (and the heat!) had me going through my wardrobe recently and I dug out a few summer makes that I’d kinda forgotten about! That included my original Annie dress! This pattern from Tessuti is a loose fit high neck sleeveless dress with an empire length bodice and gathered skirt. I’d never too keen on […]

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A maxi Elma dress // Fibre Mood

The latest issue of Fibre Mood has arrived and it’s an absolute cracker! I got my issue last week (I’m a subscriber and always seem to get it at least half a week before the official release!) but I also was a gifted a pdf pattern early as part of the link party they host […]

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A square necked Norma blouse // Fibre Mood

Square necklines are totally my thing at the mo. I feel like I want to add them to everything! For my latest project I did just that! I took the Norma blouse from the spring issue of Fibre Mood and hacked the neckline. Norma is a dartless button front V neck shirt with puffed 3/4 […]

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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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A red Shelby with a sleeve hack // True Bias

I feel like I’ve been really good at reusing patterns this year. I often find I’m so into the “next new thing” I forget about patterns that I like! (My exceptions to this are the Fibre Mood Mira and the By Hand London Hannah, both of which sit in the forefront of my mind far […]

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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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