Dresses

Ruby with a Ruffle

Here’s my final sew for 2016 – a ruffled Ruby. Inspiration for this dress came via something similar I saw in a shop. Ok, it’s basically a direct copy. Also, dead easy and supremely comfortable. Whilst I normally have a…

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A (second) Sundress in September

You’ll have to take my word for it that I finished this one in September, being intended as it was for this little sewing incentive that I got going at the start of the month. I may have gone very hard…

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Vintage Style 1944 & A Sundress in September

Back in March, I went and got all deep(ish) and reflective about my pattern collection and the amount of sundress patterns within it. And then winter came and I just went and bought a few more because OF COURSE it makes…

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Our NEW pattern – the Frankie Dress/Top

Hey readers! We’re so happy to introduce you to our latest pattern – the Frankie Top/Dress. In addition to being a cruisy sew, she’s also pretty versatile and we love her because she’s suitable for ALL the seasons.    I…

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Cut Out Lace Sewing Competition

Valentino 2012 Spring RTW (inspiration) We’re really, truly excited to be launching our Cut Out Lace Competition! All you have to do is create an outfit that showcases any one of the three gorgeous competition laces and you’ll be in…

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Pattern Review – Vintage Style 1652

Vintage Pattern Hunting…that’s a legitimate hobby, right? These days, I buy more of those than of the currently-in-print variety. It may be a throwback to my former occupation as a picture researcher but I really do love the whole vintage pattern finding journey –…

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2016 In Season Silk Comp winners!

Earlier today on Instagram, we announced the prize winners for our 2016 In Season Silk Sewing Competition. So big, shouty CONGRATULATIONS to our major prize winners below! Reannon’s dress does a spectacular job of showcasing this digital print in all…

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Style 2667 (and pattern hoarding)

Not so long ago I was sorting through my pattern collection, fantasizing…sorry, PLANNING all the things I’m going to make this year, when something occurred to me. There are two garment styles that I’m very much drawn to – shift…

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