Category Archives: Modern patterns

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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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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Bejewelled sweater

Man I love this sweater. I could probably leave it there but I’ll expand a little. The pattern is the XS Raglan Sweatshirt from the Built by Wendy ‘Sew U: Home Stretch‘ book. If you want to start using knits, … Continue reading

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Loose lips sink sleeves

After you’ve been sewing a while you start to carry out some steps without pausing. And then sometimes after you’ve been sewing for a while you start to carry out some steps without concentrating. Like talking to other people while … Continue reading

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Animal print Hemlock

So, what’s new? My Summer hiatus ended up rolling into the Autumn for various reasons, one being a second house move. When I was scouting out places to live, I kept returning to a sticking point with my future-flatmate: natural … Continue reading

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