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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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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