Category Archives: Handmade Wardrobe

Burda Style cotton summer dress

Summer’s not here yet but I live in hope. It’s been howling a gale all day – typical West Coast of Scotland weather – and good for nothing except staying indoors and taking photos. And working on my summer wardrobe … Continue reading

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Three Sorbettos

         Things have been slow on the personal sewing front since having my second baby in the summer. Several factors are hampering my stitching  – lack of time, demanding baby, the usual…I’m sure many can relate to … Continue reading

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Maternity Tova

Wiksten Tova with maternity modifications. This will be my last me-make for a while as my belly is rapidly expanding to accommodate baby number two. There are some lovely maternity patterns out there – Megan Nielsen especially – but I … Continue reading

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Dotty Laurel

Another Laurel. I’m not sorry. I plan to make one in every colour, every print and with every customisation imaginable. Just because I can. I used a navy and white polkadot stretch cotton for this one. It’s pretty thick so … Continue reading

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Laurel in Red Linen

I’ve always loved the simple shift. It’s easy to wear, comfortable, stylish, understated, cool, modern, retro…and the rest. But it’s surprisingly difficult to find them in the shops. I’ve wanted a dress exactly like this forever so when Colette Pattern’s … Continue reading

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Grainline’s Archer Shirt

This is my second Archer shirt and the first with the ruffle back. I really love this pattern. It deserves its reputation as it is flattering, easy to wear and totally classic. I think I’ll be wearing this one for … Continue reading

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