Category Archives: Dresses

Silk, lace, organza and performance anxiety

Hullo, hullo! Gosh, doesn’t it feel like just yesterday…uh…nine months ago that I was here talking about fluorescent skirts. I fell into a bit of a creative hole last year but sewing was always whirring away in my brain, pinkie … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope Coco

You might have seen a glimpse of this in my last MMM ’14 post; my second me-made sew for this month, and it’s the adorable Coco pattern from Tilly and the Buttons! I bought the Coco pattern back in March but … Continue reading

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Metal polka dot dress

Above is my first item made as part of my MMM ’14 commitment and it’s also the culmination of a long succession project. Off and on over the course of six months I’ve been tracing a Topshop midi-length woven dress to … Continue reading

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Velvet plaid Anna dress

It’s not every day that black velvet plaid stretch fabric comes into your life. But when that moment does arrive, you find yourself compelled to sew up a dress that’s perfectly proper but feels a little bit saucy. That dress … Continue reading

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Inky Anna dress

The air almost *smells* like Spring and I have a semi-functional USB cable, rejoice! And my first project back is a better-late-than-never By Hand London pattern. A pretty Anna dress in a fetching inky rayon. The fabric is a greeny-grey colour … Continue reading

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Victoria and Albert Ballgown exhibit

At the beginning of June, I took a decadent day off work and visited the Victoria and Albert museum in South Kensington, London, to see the Ballgowns exhibit. The show, entitled ‘Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950’ is running throughout the … Continue reading

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MMM ’12 day 24 to 30…the final furlongs…

Day 24: Wearing: Polka dot Tova; Topshop burnt orange draped skirt. Day 25: Wearing: Pop ya collar top; skinny blue jeans. Cunningly I’ve been on a training course the last few days so no one knows that I wore the … Continue reading

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