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Maria's Charlie Caftan

Maria's Charlie Caftan

The pattern comes as paper and PDF pattern from Closet Case Patterns. I have had the PDF for a while and this is my fourth dress. I have made two short versions and two maxi. The Charlie Caftan is a woven, v-neck loose fitted dress with optional thin waist ties and the biggest inseam pockets ever! The pattern comes with three different versions. The sleeves are grown-on kimono-style and come in two versions. For my last maxi dress version, Katie gifted me this lovely Viscose Crepe. The fabric has gorgeous bright tropical floral print on a black background. The crepe...

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In a Haystack and Pipe Dream Patterns - The Anya Basic

In a Haystack and Pipe Dream Patterns - The Anya Basic

I'm so excited to be the featured fabric shop in this months In a Haystack pack. In a Haystack is a digital sewing subscription pack which has a pdf pattern, a discount code for a fabric shop, sewing articles and other treats. At just £10 a month it is great value for money! Take a look at their website for more details https://inahaystack.co.uk/ The PDF pattern this month was The Anya Basic by Pipe Dream Patterns. You can make a dress, top or bodysuit with either a normal or cowl neckline - it's very versatile! I made the top version with...

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Ogden Ida Swap 2019

Ogden Ida Swap 2019

This is the first time i've taken part in this swap and I really enjoyed it! It's organised by Jen @jenlegg4 and Samantha @purplesewingcloud. For more information have a look at this post. I chose to make a True Bias Ogden Cami as i'd just finished making one for myself and it is a really straightforward and quick make. The Ida Clutch by Kylie and the Machine is lovely and I think i'll make one of these if the swap is run again next year. I had some beautiful green floral viscose in my stash which I thought would look great on Jess @skeinandthestitch. The only...

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Rachel's Deer and Doe Myosotis Dress

Rachel's Deer and Doe Myosotis Dress

I offered to write a blog post for Sew Sew Sew as soon as I saw the Instagram story request. I was so excited to be given the opportunity! There were so many lovely fabrics to choose from, but I had my eye on the Grace Viscose Twill. I love floral print, spots and mustard so it’s a perfect combination. I also love that it’s an ex high street fabric which will be saved from landfill for longer. In fact, before offering to write the blog I had almost broken a self-imposed fabric ban to buy it!! Here’s a close...

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Samantha's Pauline Alice Romero Jeans

Samantha's Pauline Alice Romero Jeans

I am delighted to have the chance to use some of Katie's fabric for the launch of her blog. I have used the Indigo Barkweave Denim to make the Pauline Alice Romero Trousers. I have made trousers and jeans before but I had my eye on this pattern style and thought they would be perfect for some new summer jeans and they have a short version too. The denim washed really well at 30, with no colour or fading issues, it’s a really good quality denim that I feel will have longevity which is essential for jeans that get a lot...

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