McCalls 8034 #CoraMcCalls: DIY Red Jacquard Square Neck Fitted Dress

Hi Everyone, It was Kezia’s 13th birthday this week and after ordering a dress from Zara which just didn’t fit like she wanted it to, I offered to make her one. I made McCalls 8034 (#CoraMcCalls) in a beautiful red jacquard (ex. River Island) from Rainbow Fabrics. The colour is stunning and it washed, pressed […]

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Lockdown Loungewear for Mum and Mini-Me

Readers, We are about to enter week 6 of Lockdown life here in the UK. Never has the phrase “unprecedented times” been used so much, and that applies to my sewing! I never thought I would find myself sewing loungewear, but that is exactly what I have sewn. And not just for myself, but for […]

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New Look 6388: DIY Girls Cotton Lawn Summer Dress

Hi Friends, A quick review today of a dress I made for Kezia (who is currently a tall 8 year old approx. 140+ cm height) using New Look 6388. This is a basic dress pattern but one which is limited only by your imagination. I just wanted to make a simple, lightweight summer dress for […]

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Dressmaker of the Year Competition – please vote for me!

Dear Friends, I have some exciting news and a favour to ask of you. Remeber this coat I made for Kezia? I entered it into The Dressmaker of the Year Competition, and it has been shortlisted in two categories: the childrens wear category (which will be decided by the judges), and also in the Readers […]

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My Sewing in 2016: a look back and some things you might have missed

Hi Friends, Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year. I actually still have 2 unblogged items that I completed this year but I am not going to rush into blogging those before the year end. Instead, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the items […]

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Vogue 9043: DIY Linton Tweed Girls Flared Coat

Hello Readers, Today I am sharing a coat that I made for my daughter, Kezia, who will be 8 in January, using Vogue 9043.The fabric for the coat was purchased from (local to me) Linton Tweeds. I have mentioned this before, in the Linton Tweed show room they have pre-cut 1 metre skirt lengths that […]

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New Look 6970: DIY Baby Dress and Pantaloons Set

Friends, Whilst STILL waiting for decent weather for outdoor photography (possibly by the weekend/ early next week!) I have wanted to share a baby gift I have just completed. This is a two piece set consisting of a short dress and matching “pantaloons” (New Look’s description, not mine, but as I would rather not attract […]

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Nominette Custom Logo Clothing Label (and some other little sewing bits)

Hi Friends, A few weeks ago a Belgium based company (that I confess I had never heard of) called Nominette got in touch with me to ask if I would be interested in reviewing some custom logo clothing labels and publishing my findings/ finished labels on my blog. I said ok. So right away I […]

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