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Butterick 6318: My ultimate summer party dress

The stars were evidently aligned in my favour when I noticed that the book swap shelf at Kilburn station had an entire shelf full of dress patterns one day. Some kind sewist had cleared out their pattern stash and I…

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Simplicity 8635: The dress that nearly broke me

Every so often a pattern comes along that you have such high hopes for and then when you finish it it all your dreams are crushed and you are left with a dress you never want to wear… well this…

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4 free summer patterns

With summer approaching it is inevitable that we will all want to update our wardrobes. Whilst sewing is amazing and all of the fun, it can be quite expensive. I’ve been keeping a list of all the free patterns out…

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SOI Ultimate Culottes | Welcome to comfort town!

“And lunge 2, 3, 4, squat 2, 3, 4, jump 2, 3, 4” Posing in culottes always turns me into a wannabe 80s fitness instructor. It’s just so tricky to do elegantly but I gave it my best shot. These…

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BHL Anna Dress: My little red dress

On our recent trip to Cork we went to Sage restaurant in Midleton, a restaurant which sources all its food from within 12 miles. Eco-friendly and absolutely scrumptious, what more could a girl need?! Oh, a new dress of course!…

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Me Made May 2018 round up | Planning my next makes

So May is over and that means my first Me Made May has come to a close. I originally pledged to wear 3 handmade items a week, which seemed to be a realistic goal. However, May came along and London…

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Sew Over It Zoe dress | When a project doesn’t go to …

Sometimes a sewing project doesn’t quite turn out how you expected. For me this is often due to two things; not reading the instructions properly and choosing the wrong fabric. My most recent miss of a project was this tartan…

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Sew Over It Zoe dressmaking course

For Christmas I was lucky enough to be given a sewing course at Sew Over It by my family. It took some careful deliberation to choose the course I wanted to do but I settled on the two day Zoe…

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Annie Sloan painted bookcase

I always think bank holiday weekends are the best time for big craft projects. You have three or four days to take on a more time-consuming project than you could during the evening, yet you can’t let it drag on…

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Cleo Dungaree Dress | The day to night dress challenge

It will come as a surprise to no one that I, along with most of instagram, absolutely adore the Cleo dungaree dress. You can’t have a scroll through Instagram without seeing a few posts of people raving about it. It…

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SOI Ultimate Shift Dress | The not-so-ultimate dress…

I’m going to start this post with a disclaimer: I made this pattern to practise sleeve insertion, not because I was particularly enamoured with the way it looked. I’m not a big fan of loose fitting clothing in general as…

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