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    Pattern Review: Eloise Dress

    As you know I’ve really been trying to be more practical in my sewing, and while it’s a good feeling to (very very slowly) fill my wardrobe with versatile dresses- I’ve been finding it a bit soul destroying. Strange right? But I’m being so strict about the fabric composition, spending hours and hours trying to source the perfect fabric online…

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    Pattern Review: Nora

    Oh Nora Nora Nora. The new autumn Tilly and the Buttons pattern was released a few weeks ago. (Sorry I probably should have warned you…it’s yet another Tilly pattern post!) and I obviously had to give them a whirl! There’s the cute Ness skirt and the Nora top: a straight skirt with a shaped waistband, and a boxy top with…

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    Pattern review: Shauna Coatigan

    I’m sure you noticed that the weather has been a bit crazy this year. First we had that scorching summer and then we thought autumn had come. But in standard British-style the weather has been utterly unpredictable. From frost in the morning to glaring sunshine by noon. I don’t know about you, but it really messed with my wardrobe! I’d…

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    Pattern Review: The Kielo Wrap Dress

    I’ve been itching to make a Kielo wrap dress ever since I found out that Named Clothing had a free long sleeve add-on. The original is a beauty but ever since I started sewing clothes for myself, I shy away from sleeveless patterns. I know, I can always wear something underneath or on top to make it hijabi friendly. But…

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    Pattern Review: Jedediah Pants

    I’m not quite sure how it happened, but somehow I ended up agreeing to make Taufiq some trousers for our trip to Bangladesh. Do you find that happens to you? You feel foggy on the details, can’t quite remembering if you offered to make something or got asked to… It might have been when I asked him to chuck out…

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    Pattern Review: The Cleo Dress

    I know, I know. How many Cleo dresses have you seen now? This Tilly and the Buttons pattern has been a hit in the Sewing world since it’s release (I even heard it caused a European shortage of dungaree clips!) I’ve watched on from the sidelines as Instagram filled with everyone’s amazing creations and held off from making my own…

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    A little promise of a mens coat: A pattern review Vogue 8940

    When I asked Taufiq what he wanted for his birthday I probably should have put some ‘Terms and Conditions’ in because a couple of weeks later I was sewing a coat; an actual coat with shoulder pads and everything…Considering the first ever coat I made was the in 60’s week on The Sewing Bee (where there were tears, uneven hems…