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 ♥️ 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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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