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Blinkin’ Nora, it’s a Cracker! Sewing Pattern Review: Tilly and the Buttons Nora Top

Just exactly how many jumper patterns do you have in your collection? Personally, I have at least five that I can think of; Grainline Linden, Sew House Seven Toaster, Tilly and the Buttons Stella Hoodie, Nina Lee Southbank and now the Tilly and the Buttons Nora.  Living in the UK, you can never have too… Continue reading Blinkin’ Nora, it’s a Cracker! Sewing Pattern Review: Tilly and the Buttons Nora Top

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Sewing Back to Happy-Ness (Woopah, Oh Yeah Yeah): Tilly and the Buttons Ness Skirt Sewing Pattern Review

I have to admit, I wasn’t looking forward to making this.  For a few weeks before the pattern landed, I had had at least three sewing disasters, and they’re just the ones that immediately spring to mind. I even ended up purposefully ripping one of my beloved Cleos apart, straight through the middle, with a… Continue reading Sewing Back to Happy-Ness (Woopah, Oh Yeah Yeah): Tilly and the Buttons Ness Skirt Sewing Pattern Review

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Fabricate Autumn/Winter 2018/19 Inspo

Brrrrrrr…! The weather has certainly turned (boo!) which means one thing; we can make things for our autumn/winter wardrobes without sweating like beasts in our sewing rooms (yay!!!) I thought I’d help you along a little bit and share with you some of my fave pieces on the high street at the moment and which… Continue reading Fabricate Autumn/Winter 2018/19 Inspo

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How to Make Your Fabric Go Further (Sorry, Mr Accountant!)

Am I the only who gets infuriated over how much waste fabric is left at the end of making a garment? Maybe it’s my Yorkshire blood that makes this grate even more. Throwing good money (or even better fabric) away is not part of the Yorkshire psyche I’m afraid, but I’ve found that it’s occurring… Continue reading How to Make Your Fabric Go Further (Sorry, Mr Accountant!)

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Sewing Pattern Review: Tilly and the Buttons Seren Dress

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… Continue reading Sewing Pattern Review: Tilly and the Buttons Seren Dress

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

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

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A Phoenix Rises from the Ash Jeans

Now, I’m sure there are more than a few sewing bloggers out there who make out that sewing life is a whole lotta rosy…the birds chirrup away outside a sun-drenched sewing room whilst the sewer in question manages to churn out an endless array of perfectly made garments. Well, fellow sewer, I am here to… Continue reading A Phoenix Rises from the Ash Jeans

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Keep Calm & Kalle On

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… Continue reading Keep Calm & Kalle On

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Sewing Pattern Review – Joni Dress (Tilly and the Buttons Stretch! Book)

Believe you me, I am as guilty as anyone for getting stuck in a clothing rut. In winter I look towards leggings/black tights and jumper dresses and jeans and jumpers as my failsafe option and in summer I really push the boat out and head towards shift dresses and swap the jumpers for t-shirts. I… Continue reading Sewing Pattern Review – Joni Dress (Tilly and the Buttons Stretch! Book)

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The Body Shape Struggle is Real

What body shape are you? Are you an apple (larger bust and waist, smaller hips)? Or are you a pear (smaller bust and waist, larger hips)? Or indeed a banana (fairly equal measurements)?! Or are you lucky enough to be the “perfect” hourglass shape? Ok, sit down, Nigella!!! If you have a look around the… Continue reading The Body Shape Struggle is Real