Author Archives: didyoumakethat

Miriam Cardigan, Quince & Co

If you want a summer cardigan to throw over outfits, meet the Miriam cardigan from Quince & Co, designed by Carrie Bostick Hoge. A neutral colour can be your best friend. I learnt that last summer when I bought a white cotton … Continue reading

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Help Me Understand Cosplay

I’m wearing a Hollyburn skirt. My companion is wearing…? The first time I became aware of Cosplay was in 2014. I attended London Comi Con through my day job and stumbled upon … a whole other world of outfits. Outrageous outfits. … Continue reading

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The Humility Of Making

This summer, I’m determined to wrestle my garden into order. This means getting down on my hands and knees, shoving my hands deep into the dirt and stretching so far that my muscles ache. I feel embarrassed. My body groans. … Continue reading

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5 Reasons To Sew A Shirt Dress

1. Bite-Size Tasks The construction of a shirt dress can be broken down into digestible chunks of work for tired brains at the end of the day – pockets, cuffs, plackets, waist ties, collars, button holes… If you want a 15-minute … Continue reading

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M6885 – Flower Girl

I’ve never considered myself to be much of a flower girl, but on a recent sewing blogger meet up there were a lot of summery chintz prints on display. The synapses in my brain kept firing. Ooh, pretty! Swoon! Love! Want. … Continue reading

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Shopping And Wine (Maybe Some Sewing)

It’s the May Bank Holiday here in the UK, which puts me in a shopping and wine kind of mood! Here’s a run down of items I can vouch for, having selflessly put all of them to the test. Yes, … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Poplin Cotton And Lawn Cotton

Left: Poplin Cotton, Right: Lawn Cotton If you’re anything like me, you’ll often struggle to discern between poplin and lawn cotton. I believe people often buy poplin, believing it’s lawn cotton. But there are some distinct differences that can make all … Continue reading

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Sewing And The Brontes

Did any of you watch the recent dramatisation of the Brontes, To Walk Invisible? It was greatly reviewed and I adored glimpsing the Yorkshire moors and those cobbled streets on my small screen. I grew up reading the Brontes, worked … Continue reading

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What To Do With Fabric Scraps

Well, if you’re a dog owner – show some love. I used this tutorial and the iron on patch came from Stoff & Stil. I think we can agree this is the cutest sewing I’ve ever done. Nothing more you … Continue reading

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Gingham Yuki Dress

I’ve sewn a second Yuki! (Where does that name come from?) This time in gingham cotton for the shell and black silk for the drawstring collar. Goyjus! The drawstring was much easier to turn in this finer silk, and it … Continue reading

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