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    Sew Fancy Pants 2020- Fancy details

    I’m sorry this is coming to you much later than expected! I try to keep my Friday mornings set aside for recording videos/posting updates on my Sew Fancy Pants 2020 progress but as you might have seen on my Stories, I couldn’t get around to it this week! But I figured late is better than never, so today I’m bringing…

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    Simplicity Hack-Along X Eve Appeal

    As you may know I’ve taken a bit of an unintentional break from sewing for myself since the purple lace dress I made for my brother-in-laws wedding. It’s almost a full three months since I stitched something other than baby leggings for the little un. I’m not sure why, but the idea of sewing just seemed exhausting to me and…

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    Refashioning: Maxi skirt to cardigan

    This might sound like a familiar story to you: I’ve had this skirt since 2013, bought whilst away on holiday in Istanbul. I wore it loads, on and off over the years but for the last little while it’s been firmly sat in my wardrobe without being worn. Something about the proportions/shirred waistband just didn’t work for me anymore but…

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    Pattern Review: Ness Skirt

    This outfit gives me so much joy. Why? It’s just a throw on jumper and skirt right? Pretty, but kinda unremarkable? …Apart from the fact that I made it out of fabric remnants in my stash! YAS. Stash busting win! One of the problems with needing to dress modestly is that I rarely have use for fabric lengths less than 2m…

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    Introduction to Pattern Cutting Course

    I love that sewing and dressmaking is one of those forever-learning skills. There’s always something new to try or learn. But recently I started feeling like I had reached what I could do on my own when it came to drafting patterns. I have ideas in my head and can generally hack my way through a pattern doing this-and-that and…

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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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    The Little Hip Pocket Cleo Hack

    It’s no secret that the Cleo dress is one of my favourite makes. I made this midi black version a while ago and let’s just say: the only time I wasn’t wearing it was when my pregnancy bump became way too big. I’m only just started to fit back into it (hallelujah!) but before that I was getting full on…

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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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    A little shopping trip to Walthamstow

    So you might have seen me talking about how I’ve been struggling with sewing for the last few months. Recently I’ve been buying the majority of my fabrics online with specific outfits in mind which is great but does kind of make it quite stressful- especially when you can’t find what you looking for, plus you never quite get the…

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    Sew In Colour- Part 2

    This blog post has been a long time coming. You might remember about two years ago I had a look at 52 different sewing magazine covers and disappointingly found that every single one had a white model on the front. Despite the diversity and colourfulness (in every sense of the word) within the sewing community there were no Black, Asian…