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The Centaurée Dress by Deer and Doe now in stock

Just in time for summer, Deer and Doe have given us a pretty, girly little sundress! The Centaurée Dress is a deceptively simple summer dress features soft lines and subtle geometric shapes. The playful cut forms a cute star shape that makes it special.   Cinched without being constricting, easy to wear, it is effortless by […]
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Selfish sewing: Blue Bird Sureau

I made a new dress! I’ve had my eye on the Sureau Dress pattern from Deer & Doe* for ages and when I was organising my stash the other day I found the perfect fabric to team it with: the Blue Bird design from Gennine Zlatkis’ Alegria collection for Cloud9! This collection was one of […]
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By Hand London patterns news

I’m afraid I haven’t given as much attention to By Hand London patterns as I should have on this blog. They are a wonderful London-based (obviously!) startup pattern company and the kind of women I just love to support. When Charlotte hand-delivered my first order of patterns, we sat for an hour trading new business […]
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Colette’s berries and leaves dress

Have you been admiring the cute little girl’s dress now lighting up our homepage? It was made by the talented Colette Moscrop (of the blog by the same name) who has written a pattern review for us!  Read on to hear her thoughts on the project, the tricky bits and how she made those scallops […]
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A dress for me, me, me!

I’ve found precious little time for selfish sewing since the shop opened, but recently I started partnering with bloggers to create some of the projects we feature on the site and that freed up just enough time for me to make myself a dress! This dress is just for me – you can’t buy the […]
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Figgy’s Patterns voucher code

In case you missed it in our newsletter, this week we’re offering 15% off Figgy’s patterns with code FIGGYS15. If you have a stylish little one to sew for, you’ll love these patterns! Figgy’s patterns typically run from size 18 months to 8/9 years. Remember to click My Cart before you check out to apply […]
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Quilting cotton makes cute dresses

There is a pretty lively debate among dressmakers about using quilting cotton for garments. Gertie’s blog on the subject generated 191 comments! Karen at Did You Make That? even asked me about it when she interviewed me a couple of months ago. I understand why a lot of dressmakers shy away from quilting cotton. I freely […]
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Cloud9 Maman and Nursery Basics make adorable baby dresses

It’s my humble opinion that Cloud9 can do no wrong, but I especially loooooooooove the Maman collection. In case you don’t know the story behind it, this collection is based on the illustrations of Anne-Marie Murphy, nee Anne-Marie Bossaert, who is Cloud9 co-owner Michelle Engel Bencsko’s grandmother. These designs are stunning and to make them even more […]
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Little stone flowers dress

This adorable dress is a sweet pairing of the Little StoneFlowers print from Umbrella Prints and the Family Reunion Dress from Oliver + S. As I write this the weather in London is a practically balmy 9 degrees, so I feel well within my rights to write about spring dresses! Umbrella Prints is a cool […]
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