Category Archives: sewing

Comfortable Coco

When I’m travelling, I like to be comfortable – enter my fourth Coco! This is made from some organic cotton raspberry ponte  from The Village Haberdashery. It comes in several colourways and is ever so soft to the touch. In fact, The Village … Continue reading

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Jennifer Lauren, The Afternoon Blouse

What do you think, peeps? Is Spring here? As soon as I saw The Afternoon Blouse on other blogs (here and here) I knew I had to make this pretty, vintage style, kimono sleeved blouse. It’s named after the amount … Continue reading

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Coco The Fourth, Minerva Meet Up The First

Yup, this is my fourth Coco, photographed as an homage to Tilly’s original launch photos. (And also because I didn’t have time to snap myself in this top.) Do you recognise the fabric? It’s leftover jersey from the Tofino Sewalong I … Continue reading

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Spelling Out Sewing

Recently someone asked me, in a friendly and curious way, what benefits sewing had brought to my life. The question was so unexpected that I could only answer in an entirely spontaneous way – yet four points rattled straight out … Continue reading

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Sew Dolly Clackett Contest – My Pink Cambie Dress

This is my entry for the Sew Dolly Clackett contest. The lovely Roisin and Nic are getting married this year and in order to help them celebrate, albeit remotely, Rhinestones and Telephones suggested we make a dress that celebrates the spirit … Continue reading

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Talking Toiles

Do you make pristine toiles (muslins in the US)? I don’t! I used to buy calico for my practice makes but I now figure, Why bother? I have lots of scrap fabric that needs to be used up. As long as … Continue reading

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Coco En Noir

Hello, sunshine! What bliss. Fresh off the plane from Bologna, I scrambled to start sewing with the velvet flocked black jersey I recently bought for £2 a metre from Classic Textiles on Walthamstow market. This shop has several stable jerseys … Continue reading

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Stop Press! Didyoumakethat Makes Something

Ella show her best side Well, friends, March 2014 has been the busiest month in my whole life ever, ever, EVAH, with no shadow of a doubt, someone pass me the valium. Good busy, but busy. And March is not … Continue reading

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Letter From Belgium

I’ve been desperate to blog about these gorgeous felt patches of Ella and Poppy – and now I can! They were commissioned by me as part of a birthday present to my darling sister, inspired by a May Day fete … Continue reading

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Tilly and The Buttons Coco Dress

I don’t know how you deal with jetlag, but I make a Coco dress! That tells you everything you need to know about how user-friendly this pattern is. I absolutely love it. I bought the fabric and pattern before my … Continue reading

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