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.

Til the Sun also Rises | Deer & Doe Reglisse Blouse

6 May 2014
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A little while ago Andree of til the sun goes down contacted me to see if I would like to sew something up in one of her beautiful reproduction vintage fabrics. I was of course delighted as her fabric collection is stunning featuring a huge number of silks which you all know that I love to […]

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Spring Staple: Silk Boyfriend Shirt

1 April 2014
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If I had to name my all-time favourite go-to item of clothing it would be my pale denim boyfriend shirt. Over the last few years I have worn my way through a few renditions of this item, the current one being a recent purchase from GAP. I have got through multiple because I wear them […]

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Inspired by Emily Thorne| Silk Top

23 March 2014
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Up until the last few days we have been having the most amazing spring weather here in London which got me all enthused about some new season creations. One of these was a silk top  inspired by the always chic Emily Thorne (played by Emily VanCamp) from Revenge (yes another guilty TV pleasure of mine […]

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She Dreams In Vintage | 1940s Vintage Pyjamas

12 January 2014
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Happy New Year everybody! So sorry for my absence on the blog for a little while, I had some little festive posts planned but the slightly early arrival of a darling new niece and a two night stay for our own little fur baby in an out of town emergency vets had us staying with […]

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Deconstructed Denim Jeans

20 November 2013
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Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a good week so far? I whipped up a pair of dark blue denim jeans a couple of weeks back that I have been wearing nearly every day since (although fear not, they have made it into the washing machine a couple of times!) I always think […]

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Winter Blues

13 November 2013
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I tend to plan most of my sewing projects before buying the fabric for them. This allows me to co- ordinate the garments I make into a cohesive wardrobe (or at least that’s the intention!) It also means I can calculate the amount of fabric I need and write a list of all the notions […]

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AW2013 | Lace top, new boots & frothy coffee

29 September 2013
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Hi everyone, hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend! Those of you that follow me on Pinterest will probably have guessed by now that Autumn is my absolute favourite season: the first of the proper chilly weather, changing leaves, Halloween, Bonfire night, lots of cinnamon spiced deliciousness and of course Autumn fashions! I love jumpers, coats, […]

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Lady Danger: Retro Butterick B5209

7 September 2013
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As I mentioned in a recent post I have been on a bit of a republished vintage pattern spree recently. I bought a bunch of them on sale a while back and have been working my way through them and really enjoying them. In the case of this particular one, Retro Butterick B5209, I was […]

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Retro Butterick Dress & A Morning At Chiswick House

27 August 2013
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Hello everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! The hubby and I finally made it over to Chiswick House and gardens for a wander around in the sunshine. It is the most beautiful place and only a 10 minute train journey from where we live in London. We have been meaning to go […]

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A lesson in perseverance | vintage playsuit

28 July 2013
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Before I begin talking about my sewing project can I just tell you all to LOOK AT MY SHOES! For those of you who share my love for vintage and for beautifully made things you must be sure to check out the new shoe brand Agnes and Norman. They make the most beautiful vintage inspired […]

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Inspired by … Betty Draper

22 July 2013
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It has been a little while since my last ‘Inspired By…’ post and who better to break the drought than my all-time favourite Betty Draper. Mad Men has never really been the same for me since the greatly reduced Betty focus that happened in series 4 but recently she seems to have come sneaking back […]

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Lemon Tart | Mccalls 5377

9 July 2013
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I found this cute little separates pattern on Etsy whilst browsing the vintage pattern section as I find myself doing from time to time.  I was actually looking for playsuit patterns but I was immediately drawn to Mccalls 5377 as soon as I saw it for a couple of different reasons. I loved the simplicity […]

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A Pin-Up Party Dress

30 June 2013
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Hi everyone! This August my little sewing blog will have been going for a whole year. Wow that has gone by so quickly! Because I started towards the end of the Summer there were quite a few summery garments like this party dress which I made last year that I never shared with you guys; […]

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Liberty Shirt Dress | Simplicity 1880

19 June 2013
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I love shirt dresses! I think the first one I fell in love with was Sandy’s peach one in Grease when I was a little girl! The 8 year old me couldn’t comprehend her makeover- why on earth would she trade the pretty pastel dresses for the shiny black lycra and poodle hair?! Hehe! Being […]

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