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Pattern Review- Colette ‘Violet’ blouse

I recently subscribed to Seamwork, and the first pattern I chose was the Violet blouse. It's actually a Colette pattern, not a Seamwork one, but I prefer the more vintage feel of Colette patterns. I used a beautiful printed cotton that I'd had my eye on for ages, and I couldn't be happier with how… Continue reading Pattern Review- Colette ‘Violet’ blouse

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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)

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Pattern Review- ‘Coco’ by Tilly and the Buttons

The Coco pattern is for a super simple stretch dress or top. I made the dress version, and used the contrast yoke pattern hack from this blog post. Here's how it turned out: Coco is one of the fastest patterns I've ever made. It has a really clever construction; the sleeve and side seams are… Continue reading Pattern Review- ‘Coco’ by Tilly and the Buttons

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My first time using a vintage pattern (sort of)!

If you follow me on Instagram you may know that I found a stash of vintage patterns in my attic, and this was one of them. I'd never used a vintage pattern before this one, so I struggled a bit... Firstly, the pattern is two sizes too big for me; something I didn't realise when… Continue reading My first time using a vintage pattern (sort of)!

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Pattern review- Sew Over It ‘Doris’ dress

Lately I've been really getting into 1940s fashion, but most of the reproduction patterns from that era seem way too hard for a beginner like me. Enter the Doris dress; although not obviously '40s, with the right fabric and button choices I think it could have quite a vintage look. Also, it looked pretty straightforward,… Continue reading Pattern review- Sew Over It ‘Doris’ dress

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My picks for the 2019 #makenine challenge

In case you don't know, the make nine challenge involves picking out nine patterns that you pledge to make over the coming year. Here's a look at what I'll be making: 1.Tilly and the Buttons 'Coco' dress I've had the Coco pattern for ages, but I'm still searching for the perfect striped ponte di roma!… Continue reading My picks for the 2019 #makenine challenge