SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE: MCCALLS 7981

This blog post has been a long time coming; I finished this skirt back in early June and then promptly lived in it for most of summer, so never got around to taking some photos! […]

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MINERVA MAKES #11: LADY MCELROY VISCOSE CHALLIS & CASHMERETTE ROSECLAIR

This month, Minerva sent me 3m of this seriously spooky Lady McElroy viscose challis, so I really embraced the Halloween spirit with my #MinervaMake! I may be a day past Halloween, but better late than never, right? πŸ˜‰ Head over to Minerva to read up my blog post or scroll down for more details and photos. But […]

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THE RAINBOW CONNECTION: VINTAGE SIMPLICITY 5846

Last month, I joined in with the Sew Vintage September Instagram challenge, where you had to post a project made using vintage fabric or a vintage pattern. I was initially planning on using one of my vintage reprint patterns or one of Gertie’s retro patterns, but this eBay steal was just so exceptionally 80s that […]

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MINERVA MAKES #10: RAYON CHALLIS & NEW LOOK 6262

Greetings from Canada! 🍁 The borders recently reopened for international travel, so I jumped a the chance to visit and meet my boyfriend Simon in Canada for a mini road trip. Obviously I needed to make a new dress for the trip, so when Minerva gifted me 3.5m of this floaty, heart-print rayon challis for […]

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MINERVA MAKES #9: COTTON SATEEN & MCCALLS 7971 (HACKED)

I have got quite a few weddings to attend next month, so I decided that my #MinervaMake for July should both tick the wedding-guest-worthy attire box and the summer-heatwave-appropriate box β˜€οΈ Minerva gifted me 3.5m of this botanical cotton sateen and I searched my pattern stash for a dress pattern that would work with this […]

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MINERVA MAKES #8: SILK CRÊPE DE CHINE & NINA LEE KEW DRESS

This is without a doubt my most ambitious and time-consuming #MinervaMake to date… but wow, the payoff was totally worth it β™₯️ This pretty floral silk fabric was gifted to me from Minerva and I immediately began sketching out my plan for a delicate 1940s style tea dress; I wanted to make something that a […]

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SHADES OF COOL: MCCALLS 6044

My boyfriend Simon lives across the pond in sunny California — after these endless days of May downpours, I am even more envious of that fact than I usually am — and is the recipient of my (rare) instances of selfless sewing. I made him the most amazing pair of pretzel-print pyjama bottoms for Christmas […]

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FELICITY FABRICS: VISCOSE TWILL & VOGUE 9075 JUMPSUIT

I’m over on the Felicity Fabrics blog today, discussing my newest fancy jumpsuit — I was very kindly gifted 2.5m of this beautiful viscose twill that had me smitten the moment it landed on their website! I wanted to make something that showed off the billowy drape of this fabric and man, do these culottes […]

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MINERVA MAKES #7: LADY MCELROY ITY KNIT & CASHMERETTE APPLETON

I am back with my seventh #MinervaMake and honestly, I am basically living in this dress at the moment — it is just that comfy! I was very generously gifted 2.3m of this gorgeous, silky Lady McElroy ITY knit fabric by Minerva and used this to test the new release from the Cashmerette Patterns extended size range. […]

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PAINT YOUR FACE IN FRESCOES: DEER AND DOE SIROCCO JUMPSUIT

In theory, having a birthday in lockdown should be no fun… but I had a straight-up blast this year! I received some lovely messages, cards and gifts, and I drank plenty of gin cocktails 😊 Plus, my gorgeous housemates constructed a huge, whimsical balloon arch in our lounge as a surprise and they got me […]

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