‘TIS THE DAMN SEASON: TILLY AND THE BUTTONS BOBBI PINAFORE DRESS

I couldn’t resist the Christmas collection released by Rifle Paper Co this year! There were so many gorgeous designs on different substrates, like rayon, midweight cotton or cotton canvas, and I felt inspired to make myself a festive little outfit to wear when visiting my boyfriend’s family in Germany. This pinafore (plus thick tights and a scarf!) was perfect for wandering around the local Weihnachtmarkt, drinking Glühwein and generally getting into the Christmas spirit […]

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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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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 #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 ☀️ 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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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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MINERVA MAKES #6: LADY MCELROY COTTON LAWN & VOGUE 9313

I really amped up some witchy-vibes for my sixth #MinervaMake here! This amazing Lady McElroy fabric was gifted to me from Minerva and I knew I wanted to make it into a fairly dramatic wrap dress with a full skirt; I previously made a wrap dress out of ITY stretch fabric last summer, but I […]

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YOU MAKE LOVING FUN: DEER AND DOE MYOSOTIS DRESS (HACKED)

A few weekends ago, the lovely Megan from Pigeon Wishes hosted an online party on Instagram to celebrate Galentine’s Day — to join in with the fun, all you had to do was post a picture of yourself wearing pink and red and tag #PigeonPinkRedParty! So many people created really beautiful garments for the day […]

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MISS AMERICANA: TILLY AND THE BUTTONS JAIMIE PYJAMAS & TABITHA TEE

America is one place I keep returning to — I have climbed up to the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, taken the cable car in San Francisco, drunk a cocktail at the top of the Rockefeller Centre in New York, explored the dense Redwood forests in California, seen space shuttles at NASA, rode the carousel […]

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MINERVA MAKES #4: CRYSTALS POPLIN & SEWAHOLIC GRANVILLE

For my final #MinervaMake of 2020, I fancied challenging myself! I decided to go for a classic button-up shirt by Sewaholic and paired it with a few metres of this quirky cotton poplin by Art Gallery fabrics that was gifted to me. Head over to Minerva to see my blog post! Let’s talk about fabric first, because […]

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MINERVA MAKES #3: FLORAL MEADOW POPLIN & SIMPLICITY 9136

For my third #MinervaMake, I went for a classic floral number to see me through autumn and winter. I was gifted a few metres of this beautiful cotton poplin by Art Gallery fabrics and paired it with one of the newer Summer 2020 dress patterns by Simplicity — head over to Minerva to see my blog […]

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