DIYs, Dressmaking & sewing, Featured

A vintage style skirt: The Tilly and the Buttons Delphine

October 2, 2016
Tilly and the Buttons Delphine

Let me begin by saying that this is my go-to skirt pattern for a simple skirt that can be made in a few short hours. I love its a-line shape and I love the length – it hits me just above the knee which is a style I love. Plus, it’s sixties inspired and pretty much works with plain or printed fabric.

Can you believe I’ve actually tried to write about this pattern quite a few times? I’m not sure what happened but each time I wrote a post I was never quite happy with something and so I have a backlog of posts about the Tilly and the Buttons Delphine skirt.

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Currently lusting after

September 1, 2016
PicMonkey Image

Does anyone else get major sewing anxiety whenever they’re away from their machine? I certainly have tonight. In fact, I am so desperate to sew something I’ve been contemplating buying a travel sewing machine to carry around with me. Other ways I’ve been distracting myself include knitting a blanket and pinning to my ‘DIYs and crafts’ board constantly.

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Dressmaking & sewing, Featured

My new favourite pattern: The Sudley dress

June 25, 2016
Sudley dress floral

I’m really not sure how it’s been so long between posts except, you know, life got in the way. I’ve still been sewing, I’ve still been working hard and writing about crafts, just not blogging about it I guess.

I’m currently enjoying a well deserved week off and have come home to relax and reacquaint myself with my sewing machine. In preparation, I bought a load of sewing patterns, even more fabric and had way too much planned to actually accomplish it all. But I did manage three dresses and they’ll soon follow in (hopefully) quick succession.

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