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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My (slightly late) November in Instagram!

4 December 2013
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So November came and went so speedily that before I got around to writing this post it became December already! Oh well, better late than never as they say! Here’s a little peek into some things I got up to last month. I have been messing around with pin curls recently and have become slightly hooked! It’s so […]

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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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My October in Instagram #1

9 October 2013
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So my favourite month is here and has been making itself at home for a good week now. I have been making the most of the days by getting up super early for morning doggy walks and caramel cappuccinos! Here’s a little peek at what I’ve been up to more generally through the eyes of […]

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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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The amazing Amazings! And a giveaway for all you lovely readers!

21 June 2013
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A few weeks ago I was contacted by The Amazings. To be honest I had never previously heard of them but I had a good read of their website and was instantly a fan of what they are doing. They are based in London and run classes and courses taught by elders (all the teachers […]

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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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