A lazy Datura!

Hi there! Today’s holiday blog will be shorter and sweeter than usual, purely because this is now my 5th version of this top! Yes, it’s the Datura again! But I thought it was worth mentioning as I did make a few change to this one that make it, in my opinion, even more perfect as […]

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Tribute to Dolly

Hi there! It’s time for another summer holiday dress, but this time it’s a Tribute Month make. The Sewcialists Tribute Month is all about taking inspiration from another person who sews and communicates about it online. My first post this month was taking general style inspiration, from Shauni, and making a culottes jumpsuit. This one, […]

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Zig zag Sallie

Hi there!  So, following my previous post all about the Sallie jumpsuit, I thought I’d share my first version of the pattern with you; the maxi dress. I’d been wondering about a jersey maxi for a while as I’ve one from Oasis from a couple of years back which I always reach for to look […]

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Goji has to go

Today’s make is a first for me. It had to happen sometime and this, it seems, is it; it’s a Deer and Doe pattern that I don’t love. I don’t even like it very much. I should. I like the line drawings. I like the topstitching details. I like the big patch pockets and the […]

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Datura ftw 

This is the point at which we move from virtual blog silence to holiday sewing overload. Apologies in advance to those who like their blog updates in a regular, evenly spaced stream: I’m afraid I just don’t work like that! Today’s update from sunny (33 degrees) Cyprus is, after all, the perfect summer top.  You […]

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Trevi top

I don’t know about you, but it seems that every year now, I hit a stage of panic sewing around a month before my holidays.  It always, always creeps up on me, together with the realisation that I cannot possibly complete my mental holiday wardrobe anything like in time. This week so far, in a […]

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