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Closet Core Patterns – Blanca Flight Suit Pattern Review

I also love a quick and easy project but sometimes I want a big juicy project to sink my teeth into. When Closet Core patterns (previously Closet Case patterns) released this flight suit I knew it would be a big project but I bought the pattern straight away then let it sit in my 'to-do'… Continue reading Closet Core Patterns – Blanca Flight Suit Pattern Review

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Lounge Wear Edit – Using my bullet journal to plan my sewing makes

For me, a much loved part of the sewing process is the planning. I love selecting my fabrics and sometimes planning my makes months in advance, I'm currently planning for October. They don't always happen or they get changed several times but its all part of the fun. Part of the planning process for me,… Continue reading Lounge Wear Edit – Using my bullet journal to plan my sewing makes

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Closet Case Patterns – Cielo Top Dress Hack

For months I've been after a particular style of dress but not been able to find the pattern to match it exactly, so instead I've hacked the Cielo top/dress pattern by closet case patterns. I've made this top before and love the style and fit on me. I wanted a floaty style skirt with big… Continue reading Closet Case Patterns – Cielo Top Dress Hack

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Merchant and Mills Florence Top/Dress

If you've read my previous posts you will know how much I love the Florence pattern by Merchant and Mills, I've made 3 of the top versions but this is my first dress. The pattern I purchased was the PDF and didn't include the dress version, I think this may be included with the paper… Continue reading Merchant and Mills Florence Top/Dress

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The Lounge Wear Edit – Part 2 The Review

So my lounge wear edit is all sewn up and I love every piece. I thought I give you a little more information on the making process and how I've been wearing them. The top I choose was the Florence top by Merchant and Mills, I love its floaty feminine design. the trousers are the… Continue reading The Lounge Wear Edit – Part 2 The Review

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Tilly and the Buttons – Indigo – Tiered Dress Hack

If you've read my previous blog post about the Tilly and the Buttons Indigo pattern you will know how much I love the pattern and how much I have hacked it. The dress I'm most requested information on is the gingham tiered version. The fabric I used was a cotton gingham seersucker from Stoff &… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons – Indigo – Tiered Dress Hack

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Tilly and the Buttons – Indigo – One Pattern, Five Garments

Recently one of my favourite patterns has been the Tilly and the buttons Indigo top/dress. I've made very different versions and I thought these trying times would be great opportunity to show you them all so you can see how easy it is to use one pattern to create a big chunk of your me… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons – Indigo – One Pattern, Five Garments

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The Woven Lounge Wear edit – Part 1

During these last few weeks I've been recovering from major surgery, I'm very fortunate that the pandemic hasn't really altered my daily routines except trips for food which Rich has been doing for me. I haven't had much energy to sew much but I have been looking at my wardrobe and how I wear my… Continue reading The Woven Lounge Wear edit – Part 1

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The Olive pinafore from Tilly and the Buttons Make it Simple Book (the pink one)

Note - I received this book as an extra thank you as part of paid work modelling in the book. This is the second version of the pattern I have made, I love the pattern so much I made this one straight afterwards. I had this jumbo cord from New Craft House, its deadstock and… Continue reading The Olive pinafore from Tilly and the Buttons Make it Simple Book (the pink one)

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The Olive pinafore from Tilly and the Buttons Make it Simple Book (the blue one)

This is the olive pinafore from the Tilly and the Buttons make it simple book and this is truly a simple make. It's a cute pinafore dress with unlimited customisations options to make it yours and to make multiples that all look different. My favourite part of this pattern is the all-in-one facing, you attach… Continue reading The Olive pinafore from Tilly and the Buttons Make it Simple Book (the blue one)