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Sewing a shift dress (in record time)

Sometimes I make dresses for myself. In fact, I sewed this one not so long ago and it’s become one of my absolute favourites. If you were ever curious as to what my mum looks like, I’m doing a pretty … Continue reading

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Self-drafted Summer Dress. For the birds.

Spending a few weeks in Australia was a little escape to paradise. The sky is huge, the sun is amazing and the trees are so noisy! Jet lag had me up at 4/5am most mornings and it was beautiful to … Continue reading

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Sewing the Kung Fu Panda costumes. Lord Shen. Part 2 of 3.

This is a costume for Kung Fu Panda’s Lord Shen, albino peacock, evil genius and pretty swish in the sartorial stakes. In fact, it’s kind of obligatory for all evil characters to look impeccable  (struggling to resist impeckable pun there).  Last … Continue reading

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Self-drafted Summer Jacket.

“Summer Jacket”. Summer. Jacket. Prior to moving to then UK I would’ve assumed a summer jacket was a cocktail, a condom or a euphemism for being naked apart from sun screen but, after 13 years here, I’ve faced the reality … Continue reading

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Cynthia Rowley 2406 Modification

A few years ago you could barely move for people making the Cynthia Rowley 2406 dress. A lovely dress. I love the slits in the sleeves and having a raglan cut makes it a bit less dressy and something I’d … Continue reading

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Self-drafted Purple Maxi- Skirt. (and Bluestockings)

A self-drafted and very wearable maxi-skirt. And an excuse to expound about the magic that is Bow, London E3. I made this skirt at the end of last August but didn’t get much wear out of it until this summer. … Continue reading

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