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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A Jenna dress hack // By Hand London

The square neckline is trending big time right now and I’m always one to jump on a bandwagon. 😂 I spotted a polka dot dress from Oliver Bonas recently (on-line not in real life!) that I really wanted to make my own version of. I don’t quite know why I liked it so much! There’s […]

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A striped jersey Cassiopée dress!

I decided to pull out an old pattern for this make – the I Am Patterns Cassiopée dress! This one made the rounds a couple of years ago (you can see my original one here!) when everyone seemed to be making it! It’s a loose fit raglan sleeved dress with a gathered skirt – super […]

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A Zadie jumpsuit with a little sleeve frill

I couldn’t believe I’d only made one Paper Theory Zadie jumpsuit so far. It’s a pattern I loved and knew worked well for my body and yet I’d never gotten round to making anymore! Well since I now had all this free time on my hands I thought it was time to rectify that! I’d […]

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The Falbala blouse // Wear Lemonade

A couple of years ago I splurged on a Wear Lemonade Pattern subscription. It used to be called the “Netflix of sewing” though it’s been rebranding to the “Lemonade Pattern Corner” and allows you to download as many of their sewing patterns as you want! There’s a minimum term of 3 months (at €7,90/month) but […]

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