McCall’s 8035 dress

There are certain times when I make something and I know I’m really late to the party – so late that when it’s done, I hesitate to even post about it since it feels like people will have seen and read all about the pattern already and I’ll have nothing material to add. (I’m thinking[…]

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McCalls 7948 Sundress

This dress was a departure from my usual style of sewing, in many ways. It features a bold, colourful print, gathered tiers, a cotton blend fabric and not even short sleeves with which to combat the office air conditioning. Let’s face it, “the office” (as opposed to my working from home setup) feels a million[…]

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Elisalexes

The end of this year has been a manic whirlwind for me, with my sister’s wedding taking place just before Christmas and a whole lot of running around to do for that. But I did find time to make the Elisalex dress by By Hand London, not once but twice! 

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The Dressmakers’ Ball dress

Thought I’d share a quick post on my dress for the inaugural Dressmakers’ Ball which was held last month in Leicester. This was an event at which the idea is for dressmakers of all abilities to be able to make themselves a fancy dress and spend a nice evening at a dinner dance with other[…]

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