Simplicity 9326 modified: DIY Floral Square Neck Midi Dress

Hey Everyone, Here’s some fitting/ pattern modification notes on Simplicity 9326 that I recently made. The main thing to note is that I added sleeves to this sleeveless bodice and changed up the skirt. Details below. The fabric is a floral viscose jacquard from Selvedge and Bolts. Fitting Notes I cut a size 18 for […]

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Closet Core Elodie Wrap Dress: DIY Wrap Dress with Dolman Style Sleeves

Hi Everyone, Today’s post features gifted items. Both the fabric and pattern were gifted to me by Sew Essential. If you haven’t come across Sew Essential please do check them out. They are a UK based company that sells not just sewing patterns and fabric, but also a wide range of haberdashery products as well […]

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McCalls 8008: DIY Viscose Lawn Printed Blouse

Hey Everyone, I’m back sharing a blouse I made using McCalls 8008. This is a bit of a sleeper pattern: it comes with a pattern for overalls/ dungarees/ rompers, but I haven’t seen that many versions of either in the sewing community. I made the blouse and I really like it. But then it’s got […]

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Butterick 6385: DIY Midi Khaki Quilted Coat

Hi Readers, In an attempt to get up to date with blogging, here goes trying to write and post a blog post from my phone for the first time! (I’m using the WordPress app for anyone interested). I’ve made this pattern once before (see here), and check below for my modifications to this version. The […]

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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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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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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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