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Making the Butterick B6318 from a bedsheet

I love the Butterick B6318, I adore the simple style, the loose fit bodice and also the fact that there are no tricky sleeves to set as they are part of the bodice construction, yay to that. And then there is that sash! A super wide sash like that will add a fantastic waist line to any shape or size. What fabric to use? I love Emma Bridgewater, and I'm lucky enough to live 10 minutes away from their factory shop in Stoke on Trent. They often have sales which includes items that you cannot ordinarily buy very easily, I've even got Emma Bridgewater wellies! A couple of years back I purchased a lovely bed duvet set, it has swallows on one side...

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The Wear Lemonade Frida Dress

Now I won't go on about how much I love Wear Lemonade patterns, as I think that I laboured that point on my Falbala top post, but this is the story of the second amazing pattern that I have made, the Wear Lemonade Frida Dress. First things first, I much prefer to work with PDF patterns. I know that it can be a pain printing, trimming and taping all the pages together, but I don't actually mind it that much, and I love to irritate the Hubby when I sit there trimming edges from the pages (36 pages to be exact for this pattern) and turn the sofa into a volcano of paper strips. I like that I always have...

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The Wear Lemonade Falbala Top

I have found my new pattern love! "Wear Lemonade" is exactly why I love to make my own clothes, it's fun, modern, unique and vibrant but with a retro twist. Wear Lemonade had appeared in my Instagram feed quite often and they always grabbed my attention, but when I visited their website it was in French (and I can't speak French) so I couldn't work out what was available to purchase, and I let it slip my mind. But they recently re-appeared in my Instagram stories feed, and I just had to work out how to buy their patterns as they looked so damn good! I found the "contact us" section on the website (as this is quite similar to English)...

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The Colette Laurel Dress

The Colette Laurel Dress is a lovely shift dress with lots of different options, I really wanted a 1960's style dress with a modern twist, so this was the perfect choice. I love, love, love Liberty of London Tana Lawn, why? Well, the quality is just amazing, it is strong yet delicate, the fabric designs are works of art, and it lasts forever! I am slowly replacing my whole wardrobe with Liberty, that's what I love about making my own clothes (as I'd never be able to afford a wardrobe of Liberty made clothes), although I think that I'm a little bit addicted. My favourite print is the Wiltshire Berry but this print never seems to go on sale, so...

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The By Hand London Kim Dress

Ever since I was little I've always loved nautical fashion, I remember my Mum buying me a sailors hat one summer while we were on holiday, I loved that little hat and it seemed to in-still a love for nautical deep into my fashion style. I found the most adorable nautical fabric in the remnant basket at my local Abakhan Fabrics, I'm not too sure what it is, maybe some kind of light weight shirting? Anyway, its super soft and drapes beautifully so I couldn't wait to turn it into a nautical dress. I decided on the By Hand London Kim dress, its a simple princess seamed bodice combined with a gathered skirt, and the pin tucks at the hem are...

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