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 #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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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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