The Reworked Olivia Dress

This dress is the Olivia Dress, another member of the Cotton and Chalk family for Simply Sewing magazine. It’s sister being The Rosie Dress. I was disappointed with this make for a few reasons, which you shall see throughout, but I think this was probably more down to my skills than the pattern. So… I thought the dress looked really hippy-ish and…

An Accidental Minion Dress

This pretty much sums up my face when I realised that my well – thought out blue Sunday Set by Cotton and Chalk actually looks like a Minion outfit with thanks to my yellow top-stitching! I had some blue denim coloured chambray, which I intended to use for a shirt for my brother, I wasn’t getting…

The Betty Blouse

I’ve had this blouse cut out for a while now… the design of it requires pintucks and I have been meaning to buy a pintuck foot for some time. However, I haven’t got round to it and I was after a quick sew for a Sunday afternoon so I grabbed my pieces and used the…

Sew Saturday Haul

Although I am relatively new to the blogosphere, I already know that I’m not really going to be a ‘share the haul’ kinda girl… however, yesterday was Sew Saturday, which is an exception, so check out my goodies! I really wanted to support local so I went to All Fabrics near me in Stalybridge. It was a pretty…

The Rosie Dress

I gave you a sneak peek in to what I have been up to in this post and promised The Rosie Dress would be coming to you soon… so here it is. I’m very pleased with how this has turned out. It’s the perfect shape for me. I really love the colour and the pattern of the fabric too,…

Mini Circle Skirt Refashion

Happy Friday everyone! A refashion is on the menu for this Friday’s post… Today’s garment began life as this dress from Next. It was a buy from Ebay and was too small on my chest. I tried to make alterations but I think the print was a bit too sickly for me in the end….

Multiple Technique Dress

This dress has allowed me to try lots of new techniques in one make, (hooray!) As a result this post is a bit of a long one but let me show you how it worked out. The dress is New Look K 6723 using the boat neck line. I’ve made it in a beautiful ivory and pink floral, rayon…