Simplicity 8454: DIY Snakeprint Chiffon Top with Flounces

Hi Everyone, You know when you have high hopes for a pattern and then it falls slightly short of the mark for whatever reason? This is one of those patterns, at least for me. This is Simplicity 8454, which has been on my to-sew list ever since it came out. Whilst I have ended up […]

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Simplicity 8451: DIY Pink Herringbone Notched Lapel Wool Coat

Hi Everyone, It’s that time of year when I make the project that I personally get the most enjoyment from: a coat. This year’s project is brought you with thanks to the Simplicity New Look Group who provided me with the pattern, and also to Fabworks for the amazing wool (more on that in a […]

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McCalls 6172: DIY Grey Wool Suiting Blazer Trouser Suit

Friends, I returned to work after a 5 year break a year ago (already?!) and realised I didn’t own a suit anymore. I bought around 7 metres of this wool/ viscose/ elastane suiting from Fabworks last year (sorry, all sold out now, but other options available on their website), and thought I would make a […]

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OOP Vogue 8849 and Butterick 6179: DIY Indian Lengha Gown

Hi Everyone, Trying to play catch up on blogging stuff I haven’t shared yet. I still like to blog and have a proper record of things I have made, but like everyone else, it’s so easy to just go with the flow on Instagram and get behind on blogging. Anyway, here’s an outfit I made […]

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Simplicity 8292: DIY Flutter Sleeve Fuschia Pink Crepe Sheath Dress

Hi everyone, I am going on a flying visit to the States at the end of September for my cousin’s wedding and I made this dress thinking I would wear this to the daytime/ church ceremony. Now I am having second thoughts as to whether it will be too warm (New Jersey at the end […]

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