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Sewing Pattern Review: Tilly and the Buttons Seren Dress

Jul 02 2018 0 Comments Tags: Seren Dress, Sewing Pattern Review, sewingseren, tilly and the buttons

Before we start, you must remember this - your fabric width MUST be at least 130cm wide for the knee length version or 150cm wide for the midi length.  Anything less just ain't gonna cut it because of the flare of the skirt! Now that's out of the way, let's move on to the nitty gritty...I am not a "flouncy" person.  Anything with a flounce I tend to steer well away from.  I recently bought the Sew Over It Lucia pdf top, which is an off-the-shoulder flouncy number, but I fully intend on making it sans flounce, thereby making my...

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Sewing Pattern Review: Tilly and the Buttons Stevie Dress/Top

Jun 29 2018 1 Comment Tags: Sewing Pattern Review, sewingstevie, tilly and the buttons

  I've been seeing little teasers for this pattern for a while and have been eagerly anticipating its release, as the last couple of Tilly patterns have been more for those with a bit of sewing already under their belts whereas this one is aimed at uber beginners, and let me tell you - I don't think you'll be disappointed with it! This pattern features a couple of variations, so you can make it as a top or a dress and there are a couple of different ways to fasten it - a neck tie, which is something you don't...

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Keep Calm & Kalle On

Apr 12 2018 1 Comment Tags: Closet Case Patterns, Kalle Shirt Dress, Kalle Shirt Dress Review, Sewing Pattern Review

Closet Case Patterns: Kalle Shirt/Shirt Dress Sewing Pattern Review Ooh, I do love a good shirt dress. Depending on the style and fabric you choose, they are perfect for any occasion.  So far I've made a Tilly and the Buttons Rosa dress from a lightweight printed denim, which is just perfect for wearing day to day, and also a Deer & Doe Bluet dress from Atelier Brunette lawn, which is fab for going out for a meal or drinks.  Next up, I wanted to give the Kalle shirt dress a go after seeing all the lovely results on Instagram and...

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Review: Tilly and the Buttons Mila Dungarees Sewing Pattern

Jan 24 2018 1 Comment Tags: Dungarees, Mila Dungarees, Mila Review, Sewing Pattern Review, SewingMila, tilly and the buttons

     In the words of the legend that is Britney Spears; Oops, she did it again!  That's right, Tilly's back with yet ANOTHER fab new sewing pattern - the Mila Dungarees. Personally, I was very drawn to these as the trouser shape was more skinny fit, whereas the dungarees I've come across before have been a bit too wide-legged for me which has always caused me shoe-related problems.  They're not too bad in summer as you can wear them with sandals and Converse, but I am all for the boot (in any weather, to be honest) and they just...

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Sewing Pattern Review: Deer and Doe Bleuet Dress

Nov 13 2017 2 Comments Tags: Atelier Brunette, Bleuet Dress, Bye Bye Birdie, Deer and Doe, Sewing Pattern Review

There's a tale behind me making this dress up; I was after something that I could wear for, ahem, "socialising" in on an afternoon in Leeds city centre.  Everything in my wardrobe was too dressy and I really didn't fancy going out to buy anything, so I had a look through our patterns and thought this one would fit the bill. As I wanted it to be smart/casual and it was for Autumn, I wanted a fabric that had some flow to it, but still had a little bit of structure with it being a tailored shirt dress, and wasn't...

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