DIY acid wash jeans

I’ve been on a jeans making rampage since I first tried the I Am Patterns Sunshine jeans last autumn and have just finished my FOURTH pair. And yes I wear and love them all! My distaste for skinny jeans has continued to grow and these comfy balloon legs have totally taken over my wardrobe. Top […]

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Sunshine jeans! // I Am Patterns

Every now and then I get a real hankering for a new pair of jeans. It doesn’t happen super often – the last successful pair I made was a pair of Closet Core Ginger Jeans back in early 2020 and those were a replacement for a pair that was in a bag that got stolen. […]

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The Merlin coat // I AM Patterns

I’m on a streak of I AM coat patterns it seems! Following on from my successful I AM Jacques raincoat that I made last autumn, I decided to try another I AM coat pattern – the Merlin coat! The Merlin is from I AM Patterns last pattern collection. It’s a cocoon shaped jacket with notched […]

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My yellow Jacques raincoat // I AM Patterns

I’ve been dreaming of making a yellow raincoat for the longest time. The pattern and fabric has changed again and again but I finally settled on my options! Most of my decision making happened by accident – I came across the most perfect of raincoat fabrics whilst visiting Fabworks Mill in Yorkshire (I happened to […]

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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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Bees galore!!! (+ a fabric giveaway)

When I was approached by TÉLIO a couple of months ago I was mostly a bit baffled. I’d never heard of the company before and wondered what they wanted to bring to the home sewing market. After a little researching I found out TÉLIO was a huge fabric wholesaler in North America. They import and […]

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Replicating the Runway A/W 17

So this post is about 6 months late… Needless to say it’s taken me a wee bit longer than expected to find the motivation and inspiration for this! I started the Replicating the Runway series last year where I made my own version of a rather fab Christian Dior t-shirt and sheer tulle skirt combo. […]

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I AM Cassiopée – or am I?

It looks like I’m on a bit of an I AM Patterns kick at the moment! This time I’ve made the Cassiopée dress! I’ve seen the dress a few times on instagram recently and it’s been on my radar since I discovered I AM Patterns a little while ago. I was never 100% sure about […]

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The I AM Juliette Blouse

So I’m back again with a new make for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network! I chose the Juliette blouse from I AM Patterns. It’s a simple boxy blouse with cute little collar, short sleeves and a button up back. It only uses a metre of fabric so it’s the perfect make for when you’ve got that little […]

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