By Hand London Hannah Dress for Simply Sewing Magazine

Hey Everyone, I almost forgot to mention that I am in this months Simply Sewing Magazine (Issue 87), with my review of the By Hand London Hannah dress, made in this Atelier Brunette Dobby viscose (chestnut colourway). Still plenty of time for you to go grab a copy if you would like to check it […]

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McCalls 8030: DIY Shirt Dress in Natural Hemp Linen

Hey Everyone, Hope you are all doing well. A little while back, The Hemp Shop, based here in the UK, reached out and asked if I would be interested in making something from one of their hemp based fabrics. I was allowed to select a fabric of my choice and also paid to write this […]

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OOP Simplicity 2153: DIY Navy Cotton Twill Jacket

Hey Everyone, Today I am sharing a jacket that I made before I went on holiday back in July. At the time, I figured a lightweight jacket like this was missing from my wardrobe. Not something waterproof, but just a light layer to throw on over clothes during the cooler days of our summer. Turns […]

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AnnA Allen Anthea Blouse: DIY Button Front Eyelet Blouse with Puff Sleeves

Hey Everyone, I am almost caught up with my pre-holiday sewing. One more item to go after this one. Today I am sharing details of the Anthea Blouse by new-to-me pattern designer, Anna Allen. I combined two different eyelet fabrics (found on eBay) to create an airy summer blouse. This blouse is simple to sew […]

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Butterick 5795: DIY Animal Print Wrap Front Swimsuit

Hey Everyone, Today I am sharing the swimsuit I wish I had made before we went on holiday, but didn’t. I figured I should make the swimsuit anyway once we were back, because having a great fitting swimsuit to hand is always a good thing. This was made using Butterick 5795, and this is the […]

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McCalls 7948: DIY Border Print Cotton Tiered Trapeze Dress

Hi Everyone, I made another version of McCalls 7948, this time in a very light weight cotton border print that I have had in my stash for a few years. You can see my first version here and read about the adjustments I made to the pattern for that first version. I made this version […]

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McCalls 7974 Modified to A Top in Gingham Viscose

Hey Everyone, A Super short post today to share a top I made using McCalls 7974. I have made this pattern once before as a dress (see here), and it really wasn’t very hard to modify it to top length, simply by shortening the skirt pieces to create a short ruffled peplum. As a general […]

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Megan Nielsen Dawn Jeans and Petite Knit Anker’s Summer Shirt

Hey All, I made another pair of Megan Nielsen Dawn jeans in a bleached cotton denim from Cloth House. It’s the same denim that I used to make my denim jacket from. On this version I did a 0.5 inch full inner thigh/ knock knee adjustment using the Minott method as shared by Debbie over […]

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