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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

Liberty top

January 10, 2016

Liberty is by far my favourite fabric and I jump at the chance to buy some when it’s on offer or I find a new colourway on Ebay. So, imagine my happiness when I saw that White Tree Fabrics had an offer on before Christmas (their offers are usually sent out via newsletter so I suggest signing up if you want the chance to snap up some Liberty at a discounted price in the future).

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