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 ā€” head over to Minerva to see my blog […]

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MINERVA MAKES #2: FLORAL SATIN & SEWING MASIN SICILY SLIP DRESS

The Sicily Slip Dress by Sewing Masin was definitely the ‘It Girl’ of the pattern world this summer, so I decided to take the plunge and sew one up; I have styled mine for autumn vibes with a thermal top, as it has become so chilly here! This is my second #MinervaMake, this time with […]

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MINERVA MAKES #1: POLKA HEART POPLIN & MCCALLS 6696

I recently joined the #MinervaMakers team in September and was gifted this gorgeous printed cotton poplin! I paired it with my tried and true McCalls 6696, opting for the fitted straight skirt and sleeveless bodice. Head over to Minerva to read all the details in my blog post!

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RUBY TUESDAY: NEW LOOK 6341

From bright scarlet to deep oxblood, I feel that red is a colour that just works with my pale skin and dark hair. I usually wear a soft, muted red lipstick as my ‘everyday lipstick’, and right now in my eyeline, I can spot my deep red satchel, my cherry red welly boots (essential in […]

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CIAO, AMORE: MCCALLS 7974 (HACKED)

For me, this sundress feels like an Italian summer; I can just picture myself wearing it in the sparkling sunshine in Palermo, eating gelato and people-watching… oh well, perhaps next year! In the meantime, this sundress can brighten up my days in Oxford — the punchy red background against the zesty lemons is so cheerful and I am pretty proud of myself for all the additional details I put in when pattern-hacking to make this my ultimate summer outfit. […]

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INSPIRATION: DOLCE & GABBANA S/S16

When deciding on fabric to make my own clothes, ex-designer deadstock fabric is usually high on my list. Deadstock fabrics are leftover from fashion designer’s collections and they either end up in landfill or sat in warehouses waiting to go to waste — not good. Ex-designer deadstock fabric is then not only a sustainable choice, but also a choice that means you can make your own clothes out of amazing quality fabrics! […]

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WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS: MCCALLS 6696

One of my biggest weaknesses in fashion is fun, patterned dresses; from the fairly standard, like floral prints or geometric shapes, to the more unusual, like cacti patterns or embroidered matchsticks, I will immediately gravitate towards these items. Wearing dresses makes me happy – and wearing a dress with bluebirds printed on? Consider me doubly happy! […]

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