Introduction to Pattern Cutting Course

I love that sewing and dressmaking is one of those forever-learning skills. There’s always something new to try or learn. But recently I started feeling like I had reached what I could do on my own when it came to drafting patterns. I have ideas in my head and can generally hack my way through…

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Pattern Review: Nora

Oh Nora Nora Nora. The new autumn Tilly and the Buttons pattern was released a few weeks ago. (Sorry I probably should have warned you…it’s yet another Tilly pattern post!) and I obviously had to give them a whirl! There’s the cute Ness skirt and the Nora top: a straight skirt with a shaped waistband,…

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The Little Hip Pocket Cleo Hack

It’s no secret that the Cleo dress is one of my favourite makes. I made this midi black version a while ago and let’s just say: the only time I wasn’t wearing it was when my pregnancy bump became way too big. I’m only just started to fit back into it (hallelujah!) but before that…

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Pattern review: Shauna Coatigan

I’m sure you noticed that the weather has been a bit crazy this year. First we had that scorching summer and then we thought autumn had come. But in standard British-style the weather has been utterly unpredictable. From frost in the morning to glaring sunshine by noon. I don’t know about you, but it really…

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A little shopping trip to Walthamstow

So you might have seen me talking about how I’ve been struggling with sewing for the last few months. Recently I’ve been buying the majority of my fabrics online with specific outfits in mind which is great but does kind of make it quite stressful- especially when you can’t find what you looking for, plus…

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Sew In Colour- Part 2

This blog post has been a long time coming. You might remember about two years ago I had a look at 52 different sewing magazine covers and disappointingly found that every single one had a white model on the front. Despite the diversity and colourfulness (in every sense of the word) within the sewing community…

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Bump watch: 1st Vs 3rd Trimester

You may have noticed that not too long ago I was carrying a bubba in my belly and it was quite the experience! It had been a while since I had bought ready-to-wear clothes but with serious exhaustion and sickness, I found myself back at the stores desperate for anything that would fit me and…

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Top 10 Sewing Gifts

The other day I got a super cool sewing gift and it made me think: Sewing gifts are the best. I mean, don’t get me wrong- I do love a nice perfume or face cream, but get me a set of Gutermann threads and you’re pulling on my heart strings (sorry, that’s a terrible attempt…

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