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I Fell Off My Pink Cloud With A Thud

Is pink one of the most hotly contested colours in a female’s wardrobe? After my Instagram feed was flooded with images of women, including Margaret Atwood, wearing pink pussy hats I think the answer is YES! It’s a colour we’re … Continue reading

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Metallic Tunic Dress

Metallic is in all the shops right now, but whenever I look at a price tag I always think I could do better for less. (Does sewing make you arrogant? Guilty as charged, I guess!) I also knew that if … Continue reading

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How To Sew A Rouleau Loop

Ever wanted to make a rouleau loop? I used my fourth make of the Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress to snap some photos of my own rouleau loop in the making. This pattern suggests a hook and eye closure … Continue reading

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A Pulled Thread Unravels

This dress arrived with a large side dish of failure. The fabric is a lightweight wool crepe (I’m guessing) bought from a House Of Hackney sample sale. Even in the sale, the fabric wasn’t cheap but I couldn’t resist that random splatter … Continue reading

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Sewing A Colour Block Dress

Want to sew and photograph a colour block shift dress? Oh, man! Say hello to Walthamstow market. After a six-hour Sunday morning sewing session I had an urgent appointment to meet friends. The reason? Er, James Bond Daniel Craig Spectre … Continue reading

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Putting The Fun Back Into Black

There’s a theory that black is safe, verging on dull. If you’ve ever attended a conference or work Christmas party, you might be inclined to agree. But dang, the colour is flattering. Then I saw the photo above left. I’d invested hours … Continue reading

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