June 2013

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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Video Tutorial: How to make bias binding

17 June 2013
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Bias binding features on a lot of my sewing projects, especially my lightweight summery style garments. I use it in a variety of ways on both the inside and the outside of my garments. It’s so simple to make with one of the little bias binding making tools and it is so much better to […]

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Tutorial: How to draft a Peter Pan or flat collar

12 June 2013
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A flat collar is incredibly easy to draft and a fantastic way to completely alter the character of a top or dress. In this tutorial I am going to take you through the process step by step so that you will be able to add a collar to your own project. I will be using […]

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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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