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? 😉 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 #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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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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CREATURE COMFORTS: MCCALLS 8067

And just like that, it truly feels like autumn here in Oxford! We have had quite a few days of non-stop rain and grey skies, so I have packed away my summer sandals and started dreaming of knitted scarves, wooly socks, and cosying up by a fire in a pub (…until 10pm). I have still […]

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OUT OF THE WOODS: VOGUE 8896

Wrap dresses have been considered a sartorial staple for decades now — and for good reason! Wrap dresses work in the office, for special occasions, for lunch dates… the possibilities are fairly endless with a wrap dress, especially when you make them from knit fabrics. I am still getting used to sewing with jersey, so […]

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