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I love my new #brumbyskirt from @megannielsenpatterns. Made from lovely Robert Kauffman Manchester cotton from @minervacrafts. They have tonnes of colours and its perfect for this skirt. Its been a brilliant addition to my summer wardrobe, is lovely and cool to wear and has brilliant large pockets!! #handmadewardrobe #imakemyclothes #ilovesewing #indiepatterns #sewingmakesmehappy #garmentsewing #dressmaking #sewcialists #pfaffsewing #pfaffsewingmachine #londonsews #iwearwhatisew #imakefashion #memade #memadeeveryday #makersgonnamake #fabricheaven #selfishsewing #sewcute #sewingismysuperpower


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WHY WAS I TERRIFIED OF SEWING BUTTONHOLES FOR SO LONG? My @janomeuk DC3050 has done an Incredible job. Flawless. I am gobsmacked 🤯

brb, off to sew buttonholes on every item of clothing I own.
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Two weddings in two days means two new dresses! Friday's dress was Vogue 1543, though it looks quite different to the original due to giant fabric shortages (my remnant was only 1.3m) and fitting adjustments. In the end I just used the lining pieces - the bodice has some really nice diagonal waist darts.
Saturday's dress was simpler - the infamous Kielo wrap dress, for which thankfully I had tonnes of fabric!
Both fabrics are viscose, both from Sew Over It, obvs 😉

#londonsews #v1543 #kielowrapdress #makersgonnamake #morecheesegromit?


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I couldn’t resist buying some nautically themed jewellery in the most recent Tatty Devine sale. I think this diver necklace looks so cute with my nautical Linden
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#me #new #necklace #jewelry #jewellery #mytattydevine #nautical #diver #sea #marine #underwater #blue #navy #linden #sew #sewing #soistash #handmade #sewistsofinstagram #londonsews #london #stripes #print #pattern #make #Monday #shiny #work #monday


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Today was quidditch practice and some chilled (read: overly competitive and tense) board games. It was also the first time in weeks that it was cool enough to wear a t-shirt (my first Lark). This picture was taken purely to give one of our friends FOMO but I rather like it
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Most weather inappropriate sewing ever! But this will be keeping me cosy on the long flight to Australia in a couple of weeks. Finished the @tillybuttons Stella Hoodie on the hottest day of the year in speckled sweatshirting from @stoffstil with an iron on @prym.consumer fox patch .
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Never imagined that I would enjoy running for the bus in the rain. But today I did. It’s nice to appreciate how much cooler London is after today’s storms. Although perhaps I will be more mindful in future of wearing white when rain is forecast!
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Round 2! Date tbd, plaid is the perfect print for autumn and winter and our buffalo plaid is no exception! Offering 6 colour choices it’s going to be the perfect size at 2 inch squares. #plaid #buffaloplaid #red #green #blue #purple #white #yellow #cottonlycra #londonsews #londonontario #ldnont #stitchinfabrics #stitchinfab #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness


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When sewing you have to think ahead. That means Christmas in July! These lovely faux sweater knot inspired prints are perfect for Christmas headbands and leggings #Christmas #stitchinfabrics #stitchinfab #xmasinjuly #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #londonontario #londonsews #deer #pointsettia #tree


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Hedgehogs 🦔 are on of our favourite animals, printed on our thick 256-260gsm #cottonlycra they’re prefect for some autumn leggings or a light sweater #londonontario #ldnont #londonsews #hedgehog #fabric #hedgehogfabric #stitchinfabrics #stitchinfab #sewcute #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #🦔❤️


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This winter garden print is so crisp, printed on our thick 250-260gsm cotton lycra prefect for autumn and winter we’ve got major heart eyes for these little foxes 🦊 😍 #fox #sleepyfox #winter #stitchinfab #stitchinfabrics #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #londonontario #ldnont #londonsews


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These tractors are the perfect size for baby clothes! These were printed on our 220-230gsm which is a great weight for a summer romper! #stitchinfab #stitchinfabrics #fabric #fabricstash #haremromper #tractors #tractorfabric #sew #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #londonontario #ldnont #londonsews


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Naomi and I chatting about her inspiration for designs and deciding on which side of this beautiful pink fabric to use for a pair of shorts.
Watch my new YouTube video - https://youtu.be/kUlCMJxkdgM

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I love a good sale remnant. Huge table of 1 metre cuts if you’re in the area. The one on the left is possibly going to be one more button front Ariel (wood buttons, right?), and I’m chuffed because I had my eye on that print when it was full price but I’m too much of a cheapskate. The right I think I will save for autumn - it’s spot on for my autumn plans. And that officially ends my birthday fortnight. 😅 Edit: I’m talking about @libertylondon if you can’t tell! #sewing #sewcialists #sewingplans #fabricaddict #libertylondon #libertyprint #tanalawn #londonsews


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Oh, lovely lovely Liberty. I’ve put a little walking circuit of my favourite places in Soho in stories. I used to work around here, and it’s fun to visit my old haunts. #libertylondon #londonsews


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My #seamworkariel dresses are now on the blog as well, mainly talking about good hacks and bad SBA’s. I’m imagining a closet full of these like some rainbow PeeWee Herman. #sewing #sewcialists #sewinghack #blockpaperscissors #imademyclothes #seamworkmag #2018rtwfast #millennialsewing #londonsews


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UPDATE: Only the B6332 and M6927 available now 😊 Please shout if you would like either of these patterns!xx

Hey lovelies! I still have B6332 (size 8-16), M6927 (size 18-22), K6429 (size 10-22) and K6471 (size 10-22) up for grabs in the #greatbigpatternswap. Happy to send in the UK. Give me a shout if any of these catch your eye - I think all would be great summer makes!
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And I still have 2 metres of lace bonded scuba free to a good home if you pay for postage (see earlier post) - I think postage would be for a large parcel as it is quite bulky! But would make a lovely dress or peplum top! I am just far too clumsy to wear white... 😭😭
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Summer has been brutal to the grass of Blackheath this year!
Here I am on Sunday wearing a bucketload of sunscreen and a wearable toile of the tent dress from the Sewing Your Perfect Capsule Wardrobe book, in a fairly fluorescent lime green stretch cotton from @fabricsgalorelondon
I bought on sale sometime last year. I was originally going to use it as a lining for another dress I was going to make but decided it could work as a main fabric even though in theory this colour shouldn't be worn by people as pale as me. Theories be damned!
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My 4-year-old took this picture, on my 35th birthday. The dress is my new #seamworkariel in the reddest red medium weight linen cotton blend - so red it’s hard to photograph, but a birthday dress needs documentation. This has uniform potential for me. It makes me feel quietly glamorous, like a slightly cooler version of myself. I’ve already made another with some hacks and mods that I will share when I have more time. It’s a 2 graded to a 6, and I can comfortably cut one out of 1 (wide) metre of fabric. I love the front vent, but unfortunately I’ve ALREADY ripped it slightly just after this was taken, because I was kneeling trying to take a cute pic of the kids eating ice cream, and my crazy dog pulled me over. I’ve brought a sewing kit though - all is well. Spent the rest of the day on the beach, and now I’m off to the pub. 35 is treating me well so far. #seamworkariel #seamworkmag #sewcialists #sewing #makersgonnamake #makersmovement #londonsews #seamworkambassador #sewingmakesmehappy


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Sunday Shout Out for a Jeans Making Class. @newcrafthouse is excited to announce that @heatherlou from @closetcase.patterns is coming back in September to teach more of you to make your dream jeans! If you’re ready to tackle jeans with a serious fitting masterclass then this is the class for you 💓 Don’t miss out on these two new dates - link in bio @newcrafthouse if you’d like to set up a payment plan drop us an email! .
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While we are at it, does anyone want either of these? Happy to let them go for the cost of postage (UK only).
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On the left is a girl charlee viscose jersey in navy with cute anchor design (2 metres). Would be a great drapey summer top or dress as it's lightweight.
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On the right is a lace bonded scuba - ice blue on ivory (2metres). Would make a gorgeous dress for a wedding guest, I think (for someone less clumsy and likely to throw red wine down themselves than me...!)
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Both are great condition and really beautiful, just not sure I will use them!! I think they are both 60" wide... .
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#greatbigpatternswap - here are my offerings! Happy to post within the UK!
- Butterick B6332 (jacket, dress, skirt and trousers)
- New Look K6429 (dress patterns)
- McCalls M6927 (tops and tunics)
- Burda style 7400 (trousers and harem pants)
- Simple Sew Lily Dress
- Simplicity K8258 (amazing fit dress)
- Butterick B6336 (skirts)
- New Look K6471 (blouses)
- Simplicity K1699 (dress, jacket, top and trousers)

Phew! DM me for any more info on any of the above :)
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Been feeling a bit of a chunky monkey lately after a very picnic-heavy diet, so it was nice to find I still fit into something with a waistline as I headed out last night - for a picnic 😄 this is my most recent #kewdress in lovely lawn from @vhaberdashery.
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The final videos are out. Click my YouTube channel, link in my bio to see them. And the treat? Subscribers can download the pdf pattern for £2.00 only, less than a drink in a pub! Inbox me for details. .
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These beautiful cotton fabrics accidentally slipped into my bag when shopping at the local market in Port Louis... Ooops!!
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Well this is a revelation! Setting in sleeves is soooo much easier if you just sew with the sleeve underneath instead of on top. Am I the only one who didn't know this?? Thank you @becraftsy for this tip which saved me from despair.
Also used approx. 1m pins, but all worth it for a pretty good first try at flat felled seams on this #fairfieldbuttonup
Fabric from @higgsandhiggs
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Loving my new dress! It's a simple hack of the @tessutifabrics #bondidress in caper linen from @wearethefabricstore. Such a beautiful colour! Inspired (a blatant rip off!!) of the lovely dresses from @charliewensley @clever_tinker and @fragmentid. I omitted the pockets on the dress to keep the side seams fuss free and then after much deliberation about how high or low to place the ruffle I chopped nearly 7 inches off the dress. I planned to make it a lot longer but love this midi length. All finished inside with my overlocker using bright red thread as I couldn't be bothered to change the colour, but I kind of like the contrast. I love the binding on the neck and armholes, so neat. After trying it on I did have to take the sides in by an inch each side and wished I had done that before putting the binding on. Oh well... Managed to save it and it looks fine though. Wore it this weekend and it was so breezy and cool! Button at the back is a cute wooden one from @arrowmountain. The rest of them are going on my yari jumpsuit. #ilovesewing #sewcialists #sewing #handmadewardrobe #indiepatterns #memadewardrobe #isew #dressmaking #pfaffsewing #pfaffsewingmachine #londonsews #iwearwhatisew #imakefashion #memade #memadeeveryday #makersgonnamake #imakemyclothes #youcanhackit


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Favourite new shoes from @aldo_shoes and a peek at my new linen dress from @wearethefabricstore. It's a gorgeous caper green colour and amazing to wear in this heat wave! 🌞🌡️️Hope you are all enjoying some sun. #newclothes #ilovesewing #iwearwhatisew #colourfulclothes #isew #dressmaking #sewcialists #pfaffsewing #pfaffsewingmachine #londonsews #sewingstuff #imakefashion #memade #sewersofinstagram


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So happy I finally made the #sewingkalle shirt from @closetcase.patterns ! This is the cropped version with band collar and concealed button band, no fit adjustments (although maybe could make it a little closer around the neck next time). Can't wait to try the other views! Full details on my blog norseotter.blogspot.com ( link in bio) PS thanks for the gorgeous garden backdrop @sctottmorris and @sypee #sewing #londonsews #imakemyown clothes #diyfashion #memadeeveryday #sewcialists #sewistsofinstagram #nofilter


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Last summer’s holiday skirt, finished moments before leaving for the airport. Featuring mustard double gauze from Paris sewn into a tube with some 2”elastic bodged on top. It’s... rustic, but I like it.


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Here it is, my @crescent_trading_london_ltd fabric haul! From the top: pale blue chambray, grey cotton jersey, denim, mid weight 2 sided jersey, checked shirting, blue chunky jersey (all pedalled home on a hire bike!) - Not the most exciting looking colours but all will be very welcome additions to my wardrobe - I’ve already started on the denim! Great service, great quality and a great price! 👍🙏🤞😊 #mensew #menwhosew #sewcialists #sewist #sewistsofinstagram #fabricshop #fabricwarehouse #londonsews #rtwfast2018 #newhandmadeclothes


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You know that feeling when you start making something and you just know you are going to love it? Well this is it! Welcome to my new favourite outfit, the @inthefolds #peppermintjumpsuit in a dark blue chambray. Fabric from @fabricgodmother although about a year ago. This was a toile for a linen version I plan to make up soon but I really love it and so glad I took the time to test this pattern out, sewing it up properly. Think it's really flattering to wear and it fills a void in my summer wardrobe. Okay I do have a marigold and soon I plan to make a yari but you can never have too many jumpsuits in my eyes! Only alteration was to shorten the leg by three inches. Still not 100% sure if I need a full butt adjustment....fitting isn't my forte tbh but it very slightly rides up the butt on bending over so don't think it will hurt to do one. Any advice welcome!! #ilovesewing #indiepatterns #sewingmakesmehappy #garmentsewing #dressmaking #sewcialists #pfaffsewing #pfaffsewingmachine #londonsews #iwearwhatisew #imakefashion #memade #memadeeveryday #makersgonnamake #imakemyclothes #handmadewardrobe #handmade #sewersofinstagram #diywardrobe #memadewardrobe #peppermintsewingschool


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This cotton lawn from the #knittingandstitchingshow might have been stretching the tropical theme a bit. Loved chatting to other sewists and admiring outfits at the #newcrafthouse Summer Party 🌴🍹🌞 #newcrafthouseparty #londonsews #handmadewardrobe #vogue8723 #sewcialist #ithaspockets


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At @southbankcentre again last night for more Meltdown - the amazing @monoofjapan
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Wearing my #simplicity8292 dress in bargain £2/m green leopard print fabric from Barry's in Birmingham
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My @inthefolds @peppermintmagazine jumpsuit is done! Proper pics to come soon! It's made from a dark blue chambray material gifted to me a year ago. So happy I shopped my stash with this one. I wasn't sure I would ever use this fabric and have been trying to find the right fit for it for ages. I just intended this to be a toile but as I had enough fabric for the whole garment I thought I may as well sew it up well and hope I like it. And I do! Next time I will take 3 inches off of the leg but that's my only adjustment. I have some green linen from @wearethefabricstore ready for the next one. #ilovesewing #sewcialists #sewing #handmadewardrobe #indiepatterns #memadewardrobe #isew #diywardrobe #imakemyclothes #imakefashion #sewersofinstagram #londonsews #pfaffsewingmachine #pfaffsewing #sewingmakesmehappy #makersgonnamake #imakemyclothes #handmade #creativelife #imadethis #slowfashion #slowsewing #peppermintsewingschool


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The before and after of the burrito method. Love this clean finish on the @peppermintmagazine @inthefolds jumpsuit and the slight nervousness I get every time I sew facings this way. Slowly reviving my #sewjo with this brilliant pattern. Honestly so well put together and a nice simple sew. Been tackling it for ten mins here and there this week and just have the crotch seam, hem and belt to do. Enjoying the slow sew on this one and the speed (or lack of) is definitely evident as the finish is good so far. Puts my last speedy sew to shame. #handmadewardrobe #handmade #imakefashion #sewersofinstagram #diywardrobe #indiepatterns #memadewardrobe #isew #dressmaking #sewcialists #pfaffsewing #pfaffsewingmachine #londonsews #sewingstuff #ilovesewing #sewcialists #iwearwhatisew #creativelife #slowsewing #slowfashion #sewingismyhappyplace


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Can’t stop fondling this Lady McElroy fabric from @minervacrafts. I’ve actually got it earmarked for autumn (my summer queue is on LOCKDOWN), but what should I make?? I had this 90’s vintage pinafore dress pattern in mind (even though I haven’t actually opened it to make sure it’s usable! 😱), but now I’m dreaming of other possibilities! It’s a medium weight linen blend - gorgeous. Definitely still want the pinny dress, but maybe in denim or cord? I’m trying the @seamworkmag #designyourwardrobe planner at the moment, so trying not to get ahead of myself, but this fits perrrrrfectly into my collection. #sewcialists #londonsews #millennialsewing #fabricaddict #sewing


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#dirtymirrorselfie to show off my lovely #yorkpinafore - @helens__closet, this pattern is a winner! So simple to make, and such a wonderful wardrobe staple (especially for a non-inspiring Monday morning).
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SOMEBODY STAGE AN INTERVENTION - I AM ADDICTED ALREADY... After a little bit of bunting, another @truebias #ogdencami, this time in a gorgeous tropical print viscose. My matching #sewingmarigold trousers are already cut out - really excited about these matching makes, and hope I get them finished before the #honeymoon!
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Here’s one from my #2018makenine ✅

This #kalleshirtdress had been sitting in the naughty pile for a couple of months after I messed up the hem and got cross with it! Today I cut loads off the bottom and finished it with shop bought bias binding as I was getting in a real mess trying to hem the double gauze. Lovely fabric, feels gorgeous on but tricky to cut and freys a lot and there are now bits of it all over my kitchen!
I didn’t fancy my chances getting button holes to work in this fabric so I went for the snaps which I really like in this colour.
I’d like to make another in something more drapey...

Fabric is #robertkaufman #doublegauze from the #johnlewis January sale.

#sewcialists #sewist #londonsews #memade #diywardrobe #prymsnaps


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I was up at 5am today in a wedding related panic - eeep! With less than two weeks to go until the big day, this seems to be happening more and more often...! So, to calm myself down I ran up my first @truebias #ogdencami - I cut a size 6 based on my measurements, and I am **very** pleased to say that it fits like an absolute dream! The floral viscose fabric is another eBay bargain at £3 per metre. I want to make a pair of #sewingmarigold trousers to match so I can wear together for a faux jumpsuit as well as separately ☺️ and, it probably goes without saying, a million more ogdens!!
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Now... On to the wedding bunting! 💖
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I am SO EXCITED to have finally treated myself to the @truebias #ogdencami pattern😍. Am I the last sewist on earth to have bought this? My instagram feed makes me feel like I am! .
Hubby-to-be is away tomorrow, so if I am a **good girl** and get through more of my bunting to-do-pile I will reward myself by running up a toile of this in some gorgeous silky viscose from my stash.
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Road testing the strapless bralette today. The good news is that it’s comfortable, and the better news is that I *think* I can improve it with a little practice and some clear elastic. I feel like a sewing superhero for whipping it up from stash, and I cannot wait for my next sliver of time to work on another. Top is RTW, skirt from my fav vintage Butterick pattern. (Also, apologies if you’ve seen this twice - I got embarrassed earlier about my selfie skills and deleted a post.) #sewcialists #sewing #sewingissexy #sewinglingerie #sewingismysuperpower #millennialsewing #londonsews


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Progress on my first @helens__closet #yorkpinafore in a bargain 12oz black denim 🖤 from eBay. I cut the longer view A given that I am #sewingtall, but ended up hacking off 4" from the hem. Such a satisfying make... And OMG the pockets are 👌👌👌
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Turns out, when the boy has a nap, I can get a lot of stuff done! I finished this #seamworkloretta, and took piccies in the back garden, and ate 3 tacos. ✅ ✅ ✅
I’m going to write words about this top at some point, but right now I just wanted to show you because I LOVE IT. It’s plain white linen from stash. One of my #mmmay takeaways was that I wanted to experiment more with some different casual tops, and this is so different for me, but also really wearable? White linen for the win, always. #sewcialists #sewing #makerbabe #millennialsewing #londonsews #2018rtwfast #seamworkmag #seamworkambassador


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Some thoughts on my first Me Made May...

1️⃣ I wasn’t sure it would be practical for me to wear something I’d made every day but it was and I did. I took a photo every day except when I was sick and didn’t get out of my pjs.

2️⃣ My me mades don’t have to be perfect for me to wear them (my RTW clothes aren’t) and I don’t need to point out my mistakes to people!

3️⃣ I wore a few pieces that were originally toiles but I discovered they were more wearable than I though which was good!

4️⃣ My most worn item was my red T-shirt from #beginnersguidetodressmaking by @thatwendyward which I wore 4 times and I wore my yellow one 3 times.

5️⃣ I knew this before but I really do need to make some trousers. I’ve a couple of pairs in my #makenine2018 list so I just need to get on with them.

6️⃣ I’ve always avoided ironing but I don’t mind it so much when it’s something I’ve made myself!

Thank you to @sozoblog - I’ve loved following the #mmmay18 hashtag to see what everyone else has been up to this month.

#sewcialists #sewist #londonsews #memade #diywardrobe #memade


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The last 6 days of Me Made May...

26th T-shirt from #beginnersguidetodressmaking
26th again - #colettepeony
27th #soisilkcami
28th another T-shirt from #beginnersguidetodressmaking
29th #sewingcoco
30th Skirt from #fashionwithfabric
31st #beatrixtop

#mmmay18 #sewcialists #sewist #londonsews #memade #diywardrobe


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I made a dress! This is the Peony by Colette. I was kindly given the fabric and pattern by @fabricgodmother as a prize during #sewphotohop last September. (Thank you!)

I knew I was going to have to make quite a few changes to the top and ended up making 3 toiles of the bodice. I did a #sba taking out 2 inches plus another inch from the centre top. Then I had to change the angle of the bust darts as they ended up getting in the way of the arm holes. This probably wasn’t the “correct” way to do this but I think it worked. I left off the sleeves and finished the neck and armholes with bias binding. The skirt fit with no adjustments 🎉

After all the work on fitting I’d like to use my adjusted bodice pattern again and thought it could work well with a circle skirt.

#colettepeony #colettepatterns #sewcialists #sewist #londonsews #memade #diywardrobe


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Here are 5 more days of Me Made May...

21st #soikimonojacket
22nd #soisilkcami and #kindercardigan
23rd T-shirt from #beginnersguidetodressmaking
24th #sewingfrankie
25th #soialexshirt

#mmmay18 #sewcialists #sewist #londonsews #memade #diywardrobe


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#memademay day 25: feeling it a bit after last night's excesses so wearing the closest thing to a nightie that I could reasonably leave the house in, an 80s vintage pattern in ponte #sewing #mmmay18 #sewcialists #londonsews #sewistsofinstagram #sewingvintage #secretpyjamas


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Whoops, didn't get a chance to post for day 24! Yesterday's #memademay outfit was a #gertiesnewbookforbettersewing wiggle dress in scuba worn out for a colleague's leaving drinks #mmmay18 #sewing #londonsews #sewistsofinstagram #imakemyownclothes #handmadewardrobe


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