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DIYs, Dressmaking & sewing, Featured

A Flora made in Liberty

January 14, 2017
And She Made By Hand London Flora dress

Oh By Hand London, your patterns have stolen my heart once again. I rediscovered this gem of a dress over the festive period and forgot how much I loved it (and how I’d forgotten to blog about it).

What couldn’t I love about this pattern? It’s made from a Liberty print fabric (same as here in fact, if you’re wondering), it has a well-fitted bodice, a high neckline AND a circle skirt. It’s even lined in a beautiful muslin type fabric from Cloth House.

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Currently lusting after

September 1, 2016
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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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Crafting ideas, Dressmaking & sewing, Featured

Five of the best sewing patterns for newbie crafters

January 29, 2016
Five of the best sewing patterns for newbie crafters

Sewing patterns have come along a great deal since I first started making my own clothes back in 2007 (!). In fact, there are so many patterns out there currently that I would have loved to have tried and I really wish that I’d had access to. But let’s not digress.

If you or anyone you know is looking for an easy-ish sewing pattern, I’ve rounded up a few of my favourites. Some are tried and tested and some have been on my ‘to make’ list for ages, but look simple enough to make. All of the patterns below are perfect starter projects for newbies.

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