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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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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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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 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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Une Robe Français – Deer and Doe Reglisse

9 June 2013
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As soon as I saw the Deer and Doe summer patterns over on Ginger Makes I immediately ordered all three and made them up as soon as they arrived! This is very unlike me- normally I am really slow to get around to new patterns but with these it was a definite case of love […]

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Colette Pastille Dress

10 December 2012
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Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be given the lovely Colette Sewing Handbook as a gift. For those of you familiar with Colette patterns you will know how beautifully presented the little pattern booklets are- well the same is definitely true of their book. It is filled with fabulous sewing tips and comes […]

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