On being a maker

There is something extremely satisfying about waking up, thinking “I really need some warmer pyjama pants”, then wearing them a couple of hours later after…

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New (old) Sewing Cabinet!

Lately I’ve been trying my best to source things that I want secondhand wherever possible. Normally I’m not very good at it – op-shopping takes…

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DIY Curtains

Our place came with bright, airy, translucent linen curtains, the kind where you don’t even have to open them to fill the room with beautiful…

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Truffle Dress Inspiration

So I’m still very slowly making my way through the Colette Patterns Sewing Handbook, and now I’m up to the Truffle Dress! As you can…

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Colette Patterns Pastille dress

FINALLY finished this dress! If you’re new around here or not paying attention, I actually started this dress back in February and was having a…

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Sewing the Pastille Dress muslin

Okay, so I still haven’t actually done the proper version of my Meringue Skirt yet, but I’m trying to keep up with this Colette Sewing…

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On the ‘to make’ list

The Naughty Secretary bag, in a pretty striped fabric. A simple leather envelope clutch based on this tutorial, in brown leather and maybe with some…

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Sewing the Meringue Skirt

After pretty much finishing it over a week ago, I finally got around to trying out my draft Meringue skirt from the Colette Sewing Handbook.…

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Make This Look

I started a simple (but challenging for a noob like me) sewing project last weekend – I’d hoped to be able to post about it…

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Christmas Tree & Easy Peasy Bunting

I just realised I haven’t posted any proper photos of our Christmas tree! This is the first year that we’ve had enough room to have…

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Colette Sewing Handbook

I’ve been wanting to buy the Colette Sewing Handbook and some of the patterns for ages now, and have been on the verge of buying…

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