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The full-skirted Elisalex

I got some reasonable pictures of this taken because it’s so lovely that my usual mediocre standards weren’t going to do it justice. This is me frolicking in the park; I went on a bike ride in the dress after this and no torn seams so feeling rather smug. 43 more words


Ovation: Lillian Weber Sews Little Dresses For Africa.

I can’t sew to save my life.  Being an arts-and-crafts sort of person, I’ve learned to piece together different projects over the years using a needle and thread and even, to a small extent, a simple sewing machine but I will never possess the qualifications to compete on Project Runway. 423 more words


SEWN: 1970's Baby Blue Gingham Prairie dress

It is not a secret that I love mid-century style. But lately, I have been slowly venturing into the fashion of the 1970’s. In my opinion, the fashion of 1970’s is a lot more easy to replicate than mid-century for everyday wear if you are just starting to experiment with vintage fashion. 223 more words



A couple of weeks ago I bought a Fancy Pants kit from my local sewing shop.  It was purchased on a whim and I was intrigued to see if home-sewn knickers really are all they’re cracked up to be – no pun intended!   354 more words


New Dressmaking Project with White Tree Fabrics

I’m delighted to have joined the ‘Blog Team’ for WhiteTree Fabrics. I’m so proud to be a part of this new team of bloggers/sewists, who have the privilege of trying out some of the fantastic sewing products and dressmaking fabrics available from WhiteTree Fabrics. 367 more words


The Croft

I really love The Lawn Bow as it is such a good fit, so when I decided I needed a new dress for my holidays this pattern was the one I reached for. 117 more words