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  • Shirt-stripes summer skirt

    Wee! I made a skirt! When Kaffe Fassett’s Spring collection came out my favourite print hands down was the shirt-stripes in green. I just love the bright colours – the green and fuschia and turquoise are so pretty together. I could just picture it as a skirt. At the weekend I was dragging Ed around […]
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  • Upcycled hen night top

    Next month I’m marrying my best friend, Ed. On Friday night, to help me celebrate, some of my wonderful friends took me out for a hen night on the town. Nothing too crazy, mind, but very good fun. And there was dancing. I was instructed to wear white but I honestly don’t own much white. […]
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  • Turn of events dress

    Finally posting some pictures of this dress that I completed a couple of weeks ago. I’m calling it the Turn of events dress after the fabric, a voile from Anna Maria Horner’s Innocent Crush collection. I wanted to create something similar to my Clothing at Tesco F&F Bandeau Dress that¬†gets me loads of compliments. I […]
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  • Chevron Sorbetto top

    I’m a little late to the Sorbetto party but I am absolutely thrilled ¬†to have¬†¬†finally arrived. I’ve wanted to sew a Sorbetto ever since Sarai posted the free pattern on Coletterie a couple of months ago and when I found Denyse Schmidt’s Greenfield Hill on sale I thought the blueberry chevron print would be perfect. […]
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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