Fashion sewing

Here you will find a portfolio of my latest sewing projects and ways in which I have styled my sewing projects. I try to include any little tips and tricks that I discover along my way so that hopefully you will find my entries helpful. For more detailed sewing instructions please visit my online sewing tutorials.

I believe that sewing is a great way to develop your own fashion tastes and personal style and that the things you sew can be a key part of what you wear every day. For this reason this is also a style blog showing how the clothes you make yourself can help your create your own unique wardrobe.

Mist and Mabel

20 December 2015
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Happy nearly Christmas everyone, hope you’re all feeling nice and festive! I have two makes to share with you today both of which I have been wearing quite a bit recently. Despite the unseasonably mild weather we have been having recently one of these is a woolly beanie hat I knitted a wihle ago from […]

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Polka dots and Prams: Megan Nielsen Maternity Pina Dress

26 July 2015
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You don’t see a lot of jersey around here, in fact I think this is the only jersey dress ever to have made an appearance on this blog. I feel very ‘exposed’ in form fitting jersey which kind of counterbalances the indisputable physical comfort of the soft stretchy fabric. This hasn’t actually changed and I […]

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White cotton and pretty blue polka dots: Emmeline maternity dress

7 July 2015
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The weather finally warmed up enough here in England for me to wear one of my latest makes, a white cotton broderie anglaise maternity dress. In fact in true British style it went from zero to sixty and warmed up a bit to much to the point where this dress and the lightweight viscose jersey slip […]

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Our gender reveal party, a Colette Hawthorn maternity hack and giveaway winners.

24 May 2015
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Thank you all so much for your kind words and congratulations on my last post, because so many of you expressed an interest in winning a copy of the Emmeline pattern I have actually picked two winners at random. I hope you enjoy the pattern Nathalie and Helen, drop me an email with your postal details […]

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A house in the country, a baby bump and a giveaway.

14 May 2015
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Hello everyone, I’m so sorry for the big gap since my last post on here. Whilst this little space on the internet has been gathering more dust that Miss Havisham’s banquet table I have been busy moving to a little chalet bungalow in the woods and making it to the halfway mark of my first […]

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My New Pattern Label: Introducing The Emmeline Tee

7 December 2014
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Hi everyone, I hope you are all really well. I have been all consumed with a very exciting project just recently which is why I haven’t blogged anything for a little while. Thankfully it is finally ready to share with you guys- hooray! As those of you who have been following this blog for a […]

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Summer’s last gasp | silk cami | gypsy skirt

20 September 2014
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Last night we went for a picnic on the common near to where we live. It has been a hot and muggy week here in London and it seemed like we should be trying to enjoy the last vestiges of summer; I say ‘trying’ as I am an Autumn/Winter girl and am keenly anticipating October […]

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Marlena | 1930s Skirt

26 August 2014
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Recently I have been particularly enamoured with 1930’s fashions and decided I needed a 1930s skirt in my life. As I may well have mentioned one of my all time favourite films is Glorious 39; it has an absolutely enchanting atmosphere, a storyline with more twists than a bindweed plant and the costumes- well there […]

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Edwardian blouse, Harem pants and a farmers market

5 August 2014
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Last weekend we took a trip over to Barnes to visit a good friend of mine who has just moved into the world’s most adorable cottage there and to have a stroll around the lovely farmer’s market. It was, as is standard currently, a blazing hot sunny day so I thought it would be a good opportunity […]

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Another Retro Butterick & Chelsea Physic Garden

24 July 2014
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Sorry for the radio silence of late, life has a habit of getting between me and the blog and it seems to have had more than a few tricks up its sleeve recently. Fortunately it seems less successful at getting between me and the sewing machine so I do have quite a few little projects […]

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Lazy Days Lace Dress

18 June 2014

If you don’t like lace you are definitely reading the wrong blog! I have yet another lace project to share with you and let me just warn you now- it is not going to be the last. This one comes in the form of an ivory cotton lace dress, with a flowing gypsy feel to […]

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Wedding season part 1 : Lace skirt & silk blouse

29 May 2014
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My favourite things to wear in this world are various shades of cream or white and denim. I think it is a given that most brides would be less than impressed with anyone turning up dressed in white lace to their big day and equally underwhelmed at my appearing in a pair of jeans. This […]

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Grey Lace Tee

25 May 2014
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This was an entirely unplanned little project that I ended up squeezing in at the end of a day’s sewing. I had been making baby tees for the new business called Maggs and Lowden that I have set up with my friend Hannah and was wearing this self drafted lace tee at the time. It […]

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Inspired by Louis Vuitton: Cutwork blouse

14 May 2014
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I find sewing inspiration all over the place including some of the high end fashion labels. One of these labels, in fact possibly my absolute favourite, is Dolce and Gabanna who regularly produce collections that make me want to drop what I am doing and head straight to the sewing machine. Two summers ago they […]

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