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A/W 2020 catwalk inspired sewing patterns

I never really feel that confident with what I’m sewing during summer but when Autumn comes around I am ALL. OVER. IT. This is my element. I love trawling through photos of fashion weeks (it is actually my dream to…

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Ad | Get the Look with Makerist

This week I’ve partnered up with Makerist for my Get the Look. Makerist are an online shop with hundreds of patterns from independent designers which I use to find matches for ready to wear garments so they were the perfect partner…

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Sew Over It Alderley side slit dress hack

When I was on a mission to find a cami top pattern with a bust dart that I liked I stumbled across the Sew Over It Alderley top. Considering Sew Over It are one of the biggest UK pattern companies,…

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Nina Lee Kew top pattern review

If you’ve been following me a while you’ll know I finally hopped on the Kew bandwagon by making a skirt version of the Nina Lee Kew dress. I have since made the top part of the dress as a crop top twice and love it.

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Ideas for virtual parties that AREN’T quizzes

It’s week 18557302 of social distancing and if, like me, you might scream if someone suggests yet another quiz then I’ve got your back. I’ve rounded up some ideas of what you can do to virtually socialise with friends in…

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Get the Look | Joules

I was looking through my drafts and realised I hadn’t shared my last Get the Look blog post so it’s about a month late but here you go. This one was researched by Joy who is the founder and owner…

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20 amazing fiction books by black authors

Not all of these books are explicitly about being black, after all, white authors don’t only write about being white, so why should black authors have to? Instead, I’ve chosen books that are just really good reads from a variety…

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20 picture books to help you talk to your children about race

After I wrote my post on books you should read by black authors I was asked to share my recommendations for kids books. I’m may not be a parent but I am a children’s book editor and have worked with…

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20 must-read non-fiction books by black authors

Books, both fiction and non-fiction are an incredible tool for education as they can make us see life through someone else’s life. In this post I’m sharing some of the non-fiction books by black authors I have either read or…

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In a Haystack pack review

Last month, I was contacted by the lovely Kate from In a Haystack to see if I wanted to try out her monthly digital subscription packs. A surprise sewing pattern, the chance to discover new brands and a discount code for a fabric shop? It sounded amazing!

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Sew Over It Hackney Shirt review

Sometime in autumn, I had the wonderful idea of making a shirt as a Christmas present. I’d made women’s shirts before like the Sew Over It Libby shirt, so how hard could it be? I decided to go for the…

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