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Free Midi Skirt Sewing Pattern

By On July 13, 2014

I’m so glad that midi skirts have come back in fashion, they’re elegant and comfortable and are appropriate for most situations. They’re also relatively straight forward to sew so I thought that… Read More

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McCalls 5850 Summer Dress Pattern Review (From A Bedsheet!)

By On May 24, 2014

This month finances have been  tight, there have been car repairs and furniture buying, road tax and travel. All of this boring, necessary, grown up spending didn’t leave much room for me… Read More

Crushing on Riley Blake Fabric Large Chevron Pink
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Fabric Crush: Chevrons

By On January 13, 2014

January is rubbish right? By this time of the month my money is gone and I’m clinging on until payday! This lack of spare cash makes my heart hurt when I see… Read More

Free Smock Dress Sewing Pattern Download
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DIY Smock Dress Sewing Pattern – Free Download!

By On January 7, 2014

I posted a while ago about the smock dress that I made a while ago from my own pattern, despite some trepidation I thought that I’d share it and add it to… Read More

McCalls 6466 Tulle Skirted Prom Dress Pattern Review
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Pattern Review: McCall’s 6466 Tulle Skirted Prom Dress

By On December 29, 2013

I’d set my heart on making myself a dress for my work’s Christmas party. The dress code was black tie so what better to create than an evening dress? Not sure if… Read More

DIY Smock Dress
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DIY Smock Dress

By On November 10, 2013

If ever there’s a trend I like it’s a loosely fitting one, even better if you can make it out of warmish fabric so it’s as much like wearing a nighty as… Read More

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‘Dresses Like Rihanna’ – Leather Look Dungaree Dress

By On September 30, 2013

Rihanna is, without doubt, one of the sexiest women in the world and her dress sense is to die for but, let’s face it, not all of us can carry off Rihanna’s… Read More

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Spaghetti Straps Solved!

By On September 4, 2013

I’ve always hated making straps, in the past I’ve even sewn two strips of bias binding together to avoid the painful turning process. No need for that anymore! I’ve found the secret… Read More

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Circle Skater Skirt Tutorial

By On July 22, 2013

  I found the tutorial for this circle skirt in issue 19 of Cloth magazine written by Geneva from A Pair and A Spare (she has an awesome blog). The fabric used is… Read More

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Cute as a Hand Sewn Buttonhole

By On June 11, 2013

This week I’ve been busy sewing my audition pieces! One of the options to showcase is a hand-stitched buttonhole. I’d never done one of these before (thanks to the one step button… Read More

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