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Tartan Sudley

February 12, 2018
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When winter comes along, I immediate associate the season with tartan and plaids and these past few months have been no different.

While home at Christmas, I decided to make a dress for the festivities and decided on another smock dress to add to my ever growing collection.

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Dressmaking & sewing, Featured

Mellow yellow

January 20, 2018
Mellow yellow skirt And She Made

Here’s a make I made way back in the summer that I just plain forgot about. But, with spring fast approaching, I thought it was a good idea to get this one back out.

I spoke about my love for all things mustard here, but I’d actually made this one by then and put it away in the colder months.

It’s the Prima skirt pattern I love so much, made with a thinner waistband (because who needs a thick waistband?), in leftover fabric from a Cleo pinafore I made my Mum earlier last year.

I just love the versatility of this pattern. I’ve used the pattern many times now and each time it looks like a different skirt.

The fabric is a stretch cotton denim from Ebay, also used here and here, but in a different colour way. I love its bright hue and it kind of reminds me of daffodils and spring and all those lovely things.

What do you think? Do you ever use magazine sewing patterns? I’d love to know.

Mellow yellow skirt And She Made

Dressmaking & sewing, Featured

Sewing round-up for 2017

December 20, 2017
And She Made By Hand London Flora dress

I’ve had a good year sewing wise. Despite most of the time not having access to a sewing machine (it’s back home in Wales), I’ve actually managed to make quite a bit. I quite like the idea of a sewing round-up to remind myself of what I’ve made in the past year if nothing else. So here’s what I accomplished in 2017.

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