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New Look 6340 in a Border Print

After I made my first version, I knew I was going to make another one right away.  This summer my policy has become “If I like it make it again as soon as possible!” Because when you change up the fabric and add an embellishment, non-sewists don’t…

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Grey Flower Dress

Hello again!  I must say that I really needed this past vacation!  My dad came out to visit us and we hung out, went to NYC and watched Chicago while we were out there.  The babies really do love their grandpaw.  (grad-paw cuz they are puppies! Well I think it is cute.) I also tried…

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Grey Flower Dress

Hello again!  I must say that I really needed this past vacation!  My dad came out to visit us and we hung out, went to NYC and watched Chicago while we were out there.  The babies really do love their grandpaw.  (grad-paw cuz they are puppies! Well I think it is cute.) I also tried…

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A Black/White & Red Concord Tee Maxi

I really wanted a red maxi Concord Tee dress as my final rendition of this pattern. My original vision was a red scooped neck maxi with short sleeves and black/white check accents at the neckline and the sleeve hems.  As you can see that’s not wha…

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New Look 6340 – Woven Summer Dresses

I bought this pattern during the spring to hold onto for summer sewing. Inevitably it gets hot, humid and sticky here and all I want are loose and flowy dresses to make it easy for a breeze (any breeze) to blow through the dress.After a romp through th…

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Novelty knights in shining armor dress

Here’s something I rarely do: show off something I made ages ago! In fact, this is a dress I sewed an entire year ago. Mel and I take a trip to the Bristol Renaissance Faire in southern Wisconsin every summer, and I enjoy wearing something with a kitschy Renaissance-ish print because that’s the… read more »

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July 19th. On this day, Galway liberated from Indians, Marathon becomes Snickers and… ah ha, Ted! Ice Age ends!

Ah hello there! And how are we all on this fine July afternoon? I’m grand – I have a cup of tea (Earl Grey, hot), Hannibal on in the background (S2, which is mostly not great but, you know, Mads…) and  I’m feeling pretty relaxed generally, havin…

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Living in Liberty Simplicity 1419

Hello campers! Hope your week has been fab. I’ve had a fairly busy one with extra photoshoots at work being scheduled in for the summer, the cat deciding to bring me a live mouse home that managed to escape and live inside a random shoe for a night, and a dramatic near-win at the Odd […]

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Idea for a programme entitled ‘Yachting Mishaps’. Some funny, some tragic.

Hello hello! What’s happening, folks? I’m grand – I’m honestly trying to blog more and stay in touch, especially as I have a backlog of lovely dresses to show you, but the part of my personality that is totally lame has been pushing itself to the foref…

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Concord Tee Dresses – Round Two

These next two dresses are all about florals and pattern hacks and are my latest Concord Tee Dresses…The Sleeves ~As shown below the sleeves are the difference between the two dresses. I made a slight change to each sleeve to personalize each dress. …

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let’s give them something to talk about

Hello there! My goodness it’s almost the end of June.  I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to photograph this dress and write a blog post about it.  I had been saving it to do a Mood post, but kept pushing it back because I was having troub…

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Alpine ski lodge Simplicity 1606 hack

Happy heatwave everyone! So I’m not going to inundate you with pictures of Simplicity 1606… this is my toile version of the ball gown with a fun twist. The pattern is essentially a great little princess seam sundress waiting to happen. So I simply added sundress straps and a gathered skirt to get the look! The double straps […]

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The Concord Tee as a Dress ~ Part 1

I probably should have started the series with the hacked t-shirts but I love, love, love the dresses I made from lengthening the t-shirt pattern. So I’m sharing the dresses first especially since I took these pictures in 90+ degree weather! Admittedly…

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Big Tomato Butterick 6453

So I know it’s a little dreary outside but this dress feels like a bolt of sunshine when I put it on. Don’t you love it when you get that feeling? When I saw Butterick 6453 by Gertie I knew I’d make view A. I’m sure you guessed that too. It’s a classic easy wear sundress and […]

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Miss Vesper Makes Her Debut: Butterick 6226

Good afternoon, kittens! As my five month lapse in blogging may tell you, sewing dropped low on my priority list in 2017. This has been an eventful year, in both extraordinary and harrowing ways. We’ve planned and unplanned international moves (on…

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Happy hula girls Flora dress By Hand London

Hopefully the name of this post has you intrigued! I have a a fun new dress to share in the most awesome print fabric you’ll see today!! I am super excited to pair up with Spoonflower for their British Blog Hop. I’m in fab company as well: Blog Tour Schedule Saturday, May 27 | Kate | The […]

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A Marimekko-inspired Elisalex

Hi everyone! Fingers crossed you’ve had a chilled week with a good splash of sewing time. After the horrific incident in town on Monday night our office was quite a heavy place Tuesday. Thankfully no one I work with was personally affected but it’s hit us all hard. To lift my spirits I made a […]

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If I’m going to be white, don’t make me be Irish. That’s the worst one.

Hello! I actually started drafting this post earlier in the week, before the horrific attack on Manchester on Monday night. It does feel frivolous in one way to be posting about shoes and dresses and holidays but it’s important to. The attack on the Ar…

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It’s a salad, only bigger, with lots of stuff in it.

Hey strangers, what’s happening? Yet again, it’s been a while, but that’s just how life is at the moment, I’m afraid. The last few weeks have been quite difficult, as my granny died on Easter Monday.My grandparents, Francie and Molly, on their wedding …

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McCalls 7542 as a Dress

I always saw the sleeves from this pattern on a dress. The top on the pattern is too short for my comfort level but those sleeve variations are what drew me to it and finally made me buy the pattern. Which is probably why it’s one of the most bought an…

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Amanda vs Simplicity 2648

For a lady who has been sewing for five years I really don’t have much in the way of party dresses. In fact, in the lead up to Frocktails the only party options I had was my Tiki dress or my tulle skirt. Pretty rad stuff but those wardrobe stats aren’t great. So I did […]

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I like my coffee like I like my women. In a plastic cup.

Hello! Urgh… so my plan to blog more frequently has been a big fat FAIL, hasn’t it? Oh well. Here I am now anyway. I’m having a short break from work for Easter, which is really good as everything has been so full-on so far this year. We don’t have m…

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Special birthday dress for London

Today is my birthday! So I sewed a dress! I’m the ripe YOUNG age of 40! And, I’m in London! Um, not in these photos, obviously. We’re actually on vacation right now and I took these ahead of time, since we weren’t planning to travel with a laptop and I… read more »

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Amanda vs Simplicity 1609

Real talk: The first quarter of 2017 has been a bit up and down for me. While my health has been on the fritz (boo!) I’ve scored an awesome new job (yay!) that is helping to even things out. And now that I have talked myself into an executive role I figure it’s time to […]

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I’m clown realness.

Hello! So… my resolution to blog more often has totally fallen by the wayside, hasn’t it? I can’t apologise for it really either… it doesn’t matter all that much. It’s the way it as at the moment. I’ve been doing two jobs since Christmas (my job an…

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Another Concord tunic: the bread & butter of sewing

Is there anything more comfortable than a ponte tunic? Methinks not. I recently found this amazing doubleknit at Emma One Sock (get it here!), which is black with tiny little dots on one side, and stripes on the other. EOS consistently has the best quality ponte out there, and this one’s no exception. My first project {…Continue Reading}

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Amanda vs Centaurée Dress

It happens to me every year – by the time I am fully prepped and ready to go with lots of sundress sewing the weather turns. So while the weather is starting to cool and the days are beginning to shorten let’s squeeze in a few more sundresses… This fun frock is the Centaurée Dress from Deer and Doe. The […]

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The jury is out: StyleArc Adeline dress

For a long time, I’ve made my rejection of sack dresses well known. Heck, I even founded a sewing pattern company in opposition to the idea of sack dresses being the only things available for plus sizes! And yet. Perhaps my aversion to sack dresses was primarily because for a long time it felt like {…Continue Reading}

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Sprouts are good for you! Sprout Patterns Turner Dress

One of the things I like most about sewing is the creative potential. If you can think of it, you can make it! Compare that to Ready to Wear clothing… ugh. I remember a particularly enlightening trip home to Scotland where I tried to find a black wrap top in a size 18. NOPE. Sewing {…Continue Reading}

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