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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 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

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‘Lilou’ dress (Tilly and the Buttons)

Lilou is the final pattern in the book Love At First Stitch, which I've been working through for a couple of months now. The projects get harder as the book progresses so this is the most challenging one, mostly because it's lined (eek!). For the lining I used a cotton lawn, and for the outside I chose a… Continue reading ‘Lilou’ dress (Tilly and the Buttons)

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Colour blocked ‘Megan’ Dress (Tilly and the Buttons)

I know I've already reviewed this pattern (read it here), but ever since then I've been dying to make a colour-blocked one in a more drapey fabric. (As you can see, I've completely copied Tilly's idea from the book!)  This is the first time I've worked with stretchy fabric (I used a ponte di roma)… Continue reading Colour blocked ‘Megan’ Dress (Tilly and the Buttons)

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Tilly and the Buttons ‘Megan’ Dress

For my latest garment I made the Megan dress from the book Love at First Stitch by Tilly Walnes. I think it's fantastic that she gets the reader making a proper dress so early on; most beginners' sewing books have heaps of dull projects at the start, which can be really frustrating! I actually made this quite a… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons ‘Megan’ Dress