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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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Selfish sewing: a Grainline Scout Woven Tee in Nani Iro

The other morning I woke up from a dream about what fabric to use for my next Grainline Scout Woven Tee. I’m so thrilled with this first one, with how easily it came together and how it looks, in my mind, like something one would buy in a shop. A cool shop. Of course I […]
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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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Speckle top for Spring Top Sewalong

Speckle top crop frontWell I did it! I managed to get my top into the Spring Top Sewalong pool before the deadline. I actually finished this a couple of weeks ago but we hadn’t found time for a photo shoot. So here we are and I can’t say it was my best hair day but what are you […]
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An afternoon cutting fabric

I have a couple of sewing project on the go so I spent Sunday afternoon cutting, cutting, cutting. I thought that getting everything ready would keep me more organised and then allow me some luxurious, uninterrupted sewing time. Also I’m scared of my new Janome. I mean, not scared, exactly, just dreading learning a new […]
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What I’m sewing for the Spring Top Sewalong

Are you excited about Spring Top Sewalong over at Made By Rae? I watch this every year (or I guess the past two years?) and it seems to go so fast I miss it. I swear I’m finally participating this year. The plan is to make a Colette Violet in Speckle in Sky from Cloud […]
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The Lady Valet in a Colette Chantilly (in progress…)

I wrote recently about the process of sizing my Lady Valet dressmaker’s dummy and I thought I’d show you a picture of the girl now that she’s Annie-sized. Here she is wearing a Colette Chantilly dress in Little Folks voile that I abandoned last spring when I got a bit stuck. Now that I’m seeing […]
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Coreopsis raspberry dress

After I made the coreopsis lime Sorbetto, I fell for the coreopsis raspberry voile in the Anna Maria Horner Loulouthi collection. I thought I’d make myself another Sorbetto for me with it, but then changed my mind and decided to make a dress. I copied a Loft dress I bought about a year ago and […]
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Cherry blossom skirt

When I saw this fabric, all I knew was that I wanted to have it in my life. I wanted to make ¬†dress, but then I found out the price and thought I could settle for enough to make a skirt! I used the Bee Skirt pattern Deborah at Whipstitch created for Ruby Star Spring. […]
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