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Tencel twill Sade blouse (from Breaking the Pattern)

The dress and top I made last year using the Sade pattern are some of my most worn makes, so it was only a matter of time before I made another one! Definitely should have ironed it before taking photos- that crisp centre front fold is making the fabric hang weirdly! Back in February I… Continue reading Tencel twill Sade blouse (from Breaking the Pattern)

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Rust linen Safiya trousers (from Make It Simple)

This pattern is the main reason I bought the new Tilly and the Buttons book (aside from the fact that all her books are amazing!). As you may remember from my New Year's Resewlutions post, this year I want to make more trousers, and this pattern ticks all the boxes for me: elastic waist, flat… Continue reading Rust linen Safiya trousers (from Make It Simple)

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The Maker’s Atelier ‘Unlined Raw-Edge Coat’ in squishy boiled wool

This winter I'd originally planned on making a fully lined, 1960s style coat (I even bought the fabric for it!). However, I soon realised what I really needed was something basic that would go with everything. I also accepted that I just don't have the time or the energy to make such an involved garment… Continue reading The Maker’s Atelier ‘Unlined Raw-Edge Coat’ in squishy boiled wool

Knitting · Sewing · Tutorials and Hacks

Dressing like a crayon: Stellan tee dress hack and Salut Cheri beret

Wow, that title is a bit of a mouthful... A couple of my recent makes combined to make the perfect autumnal Dress Like a Crayon outfit: The dress is a hack of the French Navy Stellan tee, a free pattern for a loose fitting T shirt. To turn it into a dress I literally just… Continue reading Dressing like a crayon: Stellan tee dress hack and Salut Cheri beret

Sewing · Tutorials and Hacks

Two Stevie tunics, one hacked into a smock dress…

Stevie #1 I made my first Tilly and the Buttons Stevie tunic in preparation for my trip to Copenhagen (which you can read about here) using a tencel twill from Merchant and Mills in the colour 'Pluto', an unusual grey/purple. This was the first time I'd worked with tencel, and since then I've fallen completely… Continue reading Two Stevie tunics, one hacked into a smock dress…

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Nixie Briefs and some tips for batch sewing

I put off sewing a batch of Nixie Briefs for weeks because I thought it would be soul crushingly dull... When I finally got around to it, I actually found batch sewing really relaxing! I thought I'd share some tips in case you want to try batch sewing for yourself 🙂 Batch sewing basically means… Continue reading Nixie Briefs and some tips for batch sewing