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Flutter sleeve ‘Joni’ dress (From TATB Stretch book)

I've had the Tilly and the Buttons Stretch book for a while now, and I've finally got my act together and made something from it! I found this gorgeous jersey in the fabric shop Like Sew Amazing. I think it's from Art Gallery Fabrics, but I'm not quite sure. Anyway, it's super soft and drapey,… Continue reading Flutter sleeve ‘Joni’ dress (From TATB Stretch book)

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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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‘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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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