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A vintage style skirt: The Tilly and the Buttons Delphine

October 2, 2016

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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DIYs, Dressmaking & sewing, Featured

Dial M for mustard

March 5, 2016

I’m already in love with this sweet mustard top. It’s the perfect mix of comfort and style.

But here’s the deal. I mentioned in this post that I’d wanted to perfect the loose peplum top for a while. When I first saw the Marthe top, I thought I’d found it but it wasn’t to be and so I went back to the drawing board. The above top, which I self drafted, is a real winner though!

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Dressmaking & sewing, Featured

Going dotty for polka dots

February 15, 2016

Sometime last year I had an idea to make a looser fitted dress, with a lower, almost drop waisted dress. So I took to Pinterest as usual for my inspiration. I found the loveliest navy polka dot fabric at Walthamstow market and I already had some contrasting polka dot fabric that I could use as lining. It didn’t quite turn out as I expected but it’s great to wear on a Saturday afternoon when you’re lounging around the house.

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DIYs, Dressmaking & sewing, Featured

Pattern mixing: A Vogue Anna hack

October 4, 2015
Vogue V1102 Anna hack

Although I love the By Hand London Anna dress, one thing I’m not so keen on about the pattern is the capped sleeves, which aren’t the most flattering on me. The skirt, however, definitely makes up for this and is a really nice, incredibly flattering fit.

I really enjoyed working with the Vogue V1102 pattern too and thought the two patterns might just work together, so I set about creating a Vogue Anna hack.

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