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Califaye Collection Basics Pocket Skirt

I’m going to be bluntly honest – I’d never heard of Califaye Collection before the Sew My Style project and I can’t say I was overly pleased with my finished skirt or the process to make it. I found the instructions to be more complicated than they needed to be for such a simple skirt;… Continue reading Califaye Collection Basics Pocket Skirt

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Fashion

Holly Hedge Charity Fashion Show

The Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is a local charity that takes in homeless animals and, where possible, finds their forever homes. I saw on Facebook that they were holding a fundraising fashion show and I really wanted to go - that kind of thing is right my street! The show was held in a local community… Continue reading Holly Hedge Charity Fashion Show

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Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Tops

I have absolutely no idea why I haven’t made this pattern sooner! I’ve had it sat on my shelf for ages and I’ve also had some fabric to use for ages too. When I saw the heart jersey fabric that Rachel Wain bought from Barry’s in Birmingham which she posted on Twitter, I just had… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Tops

Pattern Testing

Kommatia Patterns Cocoon Cardigan

I was lucky enough to pattern test the SW603 cocoon style cardigan for Kommatia Patterns. I loved the sound of the cardigan from the description and was sure it would fill a gap in my wardrobe. I absolutely loved the pattern when I received it from the designer, Jessica Crevier. I decided to use the… Continue reading Kommatia Patterns Cocoon Cardigan

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My Fight With Crohn’s Disease

I have signed up to a fundraising event for Crohn’s and Colitis UK called Walk It, which is happening this summer and I thought it was time to share my story. I’ve never been private about it, hell, I can talk about it all day if you asked me! So what is Crohn’s Disease?! It… Continue reading My Fight With Crohn’s Disease

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My Versatile Wardrobe So Far

I thought it was time to evaluate my progress in creating my versatile wardrobe as I’ve been doing this for just over a year now. You may remember my goal was to have a smart/casual wardrobe that works for both work and the weekend. I wanted to be able to get up in the morning,… Continue reading My Versatile Wardrobe So Far

The Overlocker Series, Tutorials

Overlocker Differential Feed Explained

So what is the differential feed? In a nutshell, it controls the movement of the front and rear feed dogs under the presser foot. Why would you need to adjust the differential feed? Because if you don’t, you may end up with puckering, gathering or stretching of the fabric - the picture below has all… Continue reading Overlocker Differential Feed Explained

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The Named Clothing Saunio Cardigan

The Saunio cardigan is number 2 on the Sew My Style project line up and the first Named Clothing pattern I’ve ever used. I can’t say I’m very impressed with the pattern to be honest. The fabric suggestions are incredibly vague so I decided to use a light weight, polyester voile so that it would… Continue reading The Named Clothing Saunio Cardigan

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Tilly and the Buttons Breton Stripe Bettine Dress

Early in January, I had a bit of a clear out, chucked out donated loads of clothes that I haven’t worn for ages to my local charity collection bin. I was BRUTAL and included some handmade items too. In doing this, I got rid of the bird cotton Bettine and the blue chambray Bettine. In… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons Breton Stripe Bettine Dress