Cotton

Sadie Slip Nightie with scalloped lace

We’ve all got our pyjama preferences and mine has always been the nightie. With the arrival of our latest Liberty Fabrics, I thought it was high time I shared this simple tutorial on how to add a scalloped lace edging…

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The Lennox Sweatshirt

2020. The Year of Comfort Dressing. On the back of our Avalon Pants release, we really felt that those oh-so-comfy bottoms deserved to be paired with an equally comfy top. With that in mind, let us introduce you to our…

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Persephone Pants + modified Hilary Top

I made my first pair of Anna Allen’s Persephone Pants in April last year, boldly calling them ‘pair one of possibly a zillion pairs’. I’ve got a way to go but I’m sort of on track with these, my third pair….

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Getting back to basics: Athina & Georgie

When this Airmail Stripe linen arrived last month, I loved it straight off the bat. It’s a 98% linen, 2% viscose blend with classic fine stripes. Say no more. I was looking for an easy, casual style to make it up in so…

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My latest Bondi Dresses

We’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new Japanese fabrics bought on our fabric buying trip late last year. Cue massive relief that they arrived while we’re still in summer! I’ve been very eager to start on this dress…

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Grainline Studio: The Archer Shirt

I have always loved shirts. Loved shirts and worn shirts. Loved shirts and worn shirts and bought shirts. So I never really needed another one and, truth be told, there was a little fear factor involved too. All those buttonholes….

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My Leni Top. The shiny one.

Meet my third Leni Top and, by far, the fanciest. This one came about after receiving the party invitation that read “Glitter encouraged, not essential”. This party wasn’t a formal affair, just a fun one, so I didn’t want to go all…

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NEW :: Leni Top (and blog!)

Meet our latest Tessuti pattern – the Leni Top! After we released our much-loved Esther Shorts pattern in 2014, we really wanted to create a simple, classic cropped style that looked good with a high-waisted garment. A few years ago we went on a little journey with Leni…

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Modified Linen/Liberty Alice Top

I often think about making little changes to our existing patterns, constantly inspired by styles and detail finishes I see in RTW garments. It’s a fun, easy way to alter a TNT pattern for a little variety. Since releasing our Alice…

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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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