Creatures on wing & paw

A butterfly print Pony Tank Butterfly prints have had a pretty bad rap in the fashion media over the last few years. According to Cosmo’s list they are high on the list of things you shouldn’t wear as a grown up. Well, lovely readers, you know my unrepeatable response to that, don’t you? As a plus size […]

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Pink plum (almost) perfection

I have become something of an Instagram junkie of late … loving its happy upbeat tone, visual appeal and inspirational effect … I’m frequently distracted by the rainbow of sewing possibilities that pop up in my feed. What I love, as well, is the fact that it makes you look again at sewing patterns you may originally […]

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The Heffalump Top (+ bonus nipple decor)

Brace yourself lovelies … there will not only be discussion of private pointy body parts in this post but also a curvy plus size body wearing an elephant print no less. (What can I say, I enjoy living life on the edge.) Well, with that warning in place, let’s get down to details. You have […]

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Raindrops on roses & penguins on polka dots

Okay, okay, so I know they’re not quite the lyrics to acccompany Julie Andrew’s melody from the Sound of Music, but I strongly believe it is only because she didn’t have this enchanting fabric in front of her at the time. If they’d given her this fabric to make clothes out of for the troublesome […]

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Sewing a Christmas menagerie!

It’s Christmas Eve and there has been a veritable cavalcade of seasonal sewing in these parts. Yes, this time last year I absolutely promised myself that I would NOT put myself through these last minute deadlines and I would be sensible and actually go to the shop and buy some presents rather than try and […]

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When good sewing turns bad

I am having one of those phases at the moment. You know the ones, where pretty much everything you try to make turns to shit doesn’t quite turn out with the finesse you had in mind. I was thinking of what the right term for it is … and I suppose it’s the seamstress equivalent of writer’s […]

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The After Dark shirt

Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year. I have always loved the colours of autumn and crashing my way through drifts of crisp, freshly fallen leaves wherever I walk. Of course, it is also the time of year when you can bring out your knitted scarves, and let’s face it – what’s […]

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The Michael Miller Teapot dress

I made this divine dress earlier this summer when I first saw the Tea Party print appear on the Frumble Fabrics website. It was another must have … I didn’t have a clue what I was going to make with it when I first bought it, and when I first showed my newly purchased fabric to my […]

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A teensy bit of fabric shopping

Let’s just start by saying I have a reasonable quantity of fabric. Well, actually, if we’re being honest, a LOT of fabric. In fact, if we are aiming for total editorial accuracy, AN UNBELIEVABLE AMOUNT OF FABRIC. (Yes, that statement has been verified by independent non-fabric loving humans and suffice to say, after the hysterical […]

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The Garden Party dress

It was the colour on this print that first drew my eye – cobalt blue, emerald green and magenta rich purple combine to pack a big punch to the large hydrangea print. A Kaffe Fasset design for Rowan it was a bit on the pricey side but what the hell! I spotted this on a […]

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