TOP NINE: BEST OF 2021

Another strange, strange year has flown by, but I am feeling quite hopeful for 2022! I have got some really exciting plans for my future in the works at the moment and I just can’t wait to see what beautiful, wonderful things happen 😊 In no particular order, my Top Nine sewing makes for 2021 […]

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‘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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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 #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 ☀️ 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 ♥️ 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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