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Flutter sleeve ‘Joni’ dress (From TATB Stretch book)

I've had the Tilly and the Buttons Stretch book for a while now, and I've finally got my act together and made something from it! I found this gorgeous jersey in the fabric shop Like Sew Amazing. I think it's from Art Gallery Fabrics, but I'm not quite sure. Anyway, it's super soft and drapey,… Continue reading Flutter sleeve ‘Joni’ dress (From TATB Stretch book)

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Sewing my own bikini! (Closet Case patterns Sophie swimsuit)

I'm always trying to challenge myself with my sewing, and a couple of months ago I decided swimwear would be my next challenge! We were going on holiday soon, and as I rarely swim in my day to day life it seemed like this would be the only chance I'd get to make a swimming… Continue reading Sewing my own bikini! (Closet Case patterns Sophie swimsuit)

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Sew House Seven ‘Mississippi Avenue’ dress (Simplicity 8231)

As the weather gets a bit warmer, I decided it was time to sew a good old fashioned summer dress. Last summer there was a huge heatwave and I ended up wearing my pyjamas pretty much every day of the holidays, as they were the coolest garments I owned (temperature-wise, anyway!). It made me realise… Continue reading Sew House Seven ‘Mississippi Avenue’ dress (Simplicity 8231)

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1960s Cape (Simplicity 8017 pattern review)

I actually debated whether or not to do a post on this make, as I'm really disappointed with it. There's only a couple of things wrong with it, but in my opinion they're so noticeable that they ruin the overall look. 😦 When I decided to make this pattern one of my 2019 Make Nine,… Continue reading 1960s Cape (Simplicity 8017 pattern review)

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‘Cleo’ dungaree dress (and what to do if your dungaree buttons go wrong)

You may have noticed I've been a bit obsessed with Tilly and the Buttons patterns lately... What can I say? It's just nice to make something with really straightforward instructions once in a while. Especially as for the last month or so I've been working on a Simplicity 1960s cape (which is almost done- hooray!),… Continue reading ‘Cleo’ dungaree dress (and what to do if your dungaree buttons go wrong)