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I always like to make a new set of pyjamas at this time of year – having new PJs in time for Chinese New Year is just one tradition I can’t seem to shake! So when Nina sent out a new pyjama pattern to test in the weeks leading up to the lunar new year, […]

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I made my first Megan Nielsen Rowan bodysuit just a few weeks ago and I loved the simplicity and the fit of it so much that I just couldn’t help making myself another! This time I opted to do a small hack to turn it into a scoop neck at the front. Altering a neckline […]

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I’ve been feeling in a bit of a creative rut lately. Don’t get me wrong, I still love sewing and doing all the pattern testing and reviews I’ve been doing but I feel like I need to change it up! It’s times like this that I miss my pottery class that I took last year. […]

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Today I’m bringing you my favourite Minerva Crafts make to date – and the most ruffle-y blouse I’ve ever made, which is saying something because I’ve made some properly frilly things in the past. The pattern I chose for this make was the Simplicity 8454 blouse. It’s one of Simplicity’s newest patterns releases. I’ve seen […]

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Today is my turn in the blog tour for Melissa Fehr’s new book Sew Your Own Activewear! It’s the perfect addition to your collection of books if you are looking to get started on making your own workout gear. (And it might help encourage you to be a bit more active too!). Sew Your Own […]

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One of my favourite makes from last year were my Nina Lee Portobello trousers. I made them out of a flowery viscose and they were the perfect holiday trousers – chic and comfy! I liked them so much that I wanted to make another pair! This time I used a burgundy heavy polyester crepe I […]

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My #MakeNine2018 list was designed to be full of wardrobe basics this year so I wasn’t surprised that the Rowan body from Megan Nielsen made my list. I’d been dreaming of a black turtleneck to wear under, well, everything – it would be perfect tucked into skirts and under dresses as well as dungarees. The […]

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A few weeks ago I was asked if I’d like to contribute a new project for Spoonflower. After having used their fabric last year (to make this dress), I jumped at the chance to use them again! After hours of browsing their gorgeous selection of prints, I ended up picking yet another astronomy themed print […]

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Has anyone gotten their hands on the latest Tilly and the Buttons pattern yet? I pattern tested the Mila dungarees for Tilly late last year and can tell that this’ll be another hit for the indie pattern company! I think they planned this to be the natural follow on from their ever popular Cleo pinafore […]

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It looks like I’m on a bit of an I AM Patterns kick at the moment! This time I’ve made the Cassiopée dress! I’ve seen the dress a few times on instagram recently and it’s been on my radar since I discovered I AM Patterns a little while ago. I was never 100% sure about […]

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