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The Crazy Dress Woman

This is my, um, fifth Coco dress from Tilly and the Buttons. What can I tell you, with the right fabric, I love this pattern for a comfortable make that can still look pretty dramatic. I made this from two metres … Continue reading

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Knitting A Tension Square – Do You?

I did something truly incredible for my latest knitting project. I actually made full tension squares! For those of you who don’t know, at the start of any knitting project, you should knit a 10x10cm swatch, using the recommended needle … Continue reading

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Ready To Trek The Pattern Trail?

Are you visiting the Isle of Wight over the next few weeks? Maybe you live here? Perhaps you have a sewing machine at home. It could be that you’re looking for a bit of fun in these dog days of summer. … Continue reading

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Simplicity 1941 in Isle of Wight Liberty Tana Lawn

When I first visited the Isle of Wight a year ago, I fell deeply in love and have been dreaming of a return visit ever since. Liberty of London must have been channelling my dreams. For their Spring/Summer collection this year they released the … Continue reading

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Liberty Lilou

This is my second make of the Lilou Dress from Love At First Stitch. I used some liberty fabric bought at Christmas from Birmingham rag market. I can remember hesitating over the purchase. Even off a market, the fabric was a … Continue reading

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Tilly and the Buttons Lilou Dress

Hey, guys! Keeping cool in the sun? After a pointless trek to Ella’s dog groomer, only to discover a calendar clash, I’m ever so slightly overheated. Not that I’m complaining about a British summer that actually delivers on the sunshine. … Continue reading

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The Dress Just Isn’t That Into You

This dress was sooo difficult to photograph, which suggests it’s just not that into me. Possibly not my most flattering make. Will that stop me from wearing it? No way! It’s breathable and comfortable, and in summer heat that’s exactly what I … Continue reading

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Simplicity 1652 – The Dress That Nearly Wasn’t A Dress

This is the dress that I nearly didn’t make. My lovely friend, Rachel, was getting married to the equally lovely Brett. Rachel has been a faithful follower of my blog and I even made her a work outfit that she … Continue reading

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Sporty Summer Interview With Fehr Trade

With only a few days to go until our big reveal (um, haven’t actually finished my project yet, I’m not panicking at all) I thought I’d avoid my own deadline by interviewing Melissa of Fehr Trade. I first met Melissa … Continue reading

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Tatty Devine Bunting Necklace Workshop

I was recently lucky enough to be invited to a Tatty Devine Bunting Necklace workshop. I had no idea that the whole of Regents Street was going to be shut down for a day of fun celebrating the The Year … Continue reading

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