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My British Summer Holiday Dress!

So apparently Dobbin’s Bobbins’ blogposts are a bit like buses. You wait around for ages for one to come along, and then two show up at the same time! But hey, that’s the Kids Clothes Week effect right? I can’t put into words how pleased I am with this little number. When Kids Clothes Week announced this season’s theme ‘travel’ …

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‘Travelling’ back in time, vintage-inspired, upcycled summer dress!

Well it’s been a while since I last did a blogpost but Kids Clothes Week has given me a much needed kick up the sewing derrière! Yay! This week’s theme is ‘travel’. A brilliant theme with a million possible interpretations. So I decided to interpret it with a dress with the longest title in the history of titles! Admittedly I …

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Throwback Thursday: Polka-dots!

This week I’ve been pattern testing the new Henry Dress for the brilliant Erin over at The Brooklyn Pattern Company. With my bright and bubbly model in mind, the most gorgeous turquoise blue cotton with white polka-dots from Andover Fabrics jumped out at me and demanded to be used! It’s just so much fun, and fingers crossed will be the perfect balance …

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Throwback Thursday: Tulip Sleeves

If you follow me on Pinterest then you have probably already guessed the theme of this week’s Throwback Thursday as I’ve been gathering my research images together on my TT board… this week is all about the tulip sleeve. Why? Well I started making Oliver & S’s Fairytale Dress (about time, right?) on Sunday, and although I haven’t finished it yet …

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A Floral Izzy Dress

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much you plan and prepare, projects just come out of nowhere asking to be made. I had planned to work on a couple of fairytale dresses, but nevertheless found myself gravitating towards a pink ditzy printed cotton that I bought from Leicester Market years and years ago. Do you ever find that fabrics dictate when …

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Foxes!

Foxes are everywhere at the moment aren’t they? There is a real trend happening currently throughout fabric design and the online sewing community. Who could forget Kids Clothes Week’s plethora of fox cubs? And whilst I am certainly not a ‘jumping on the bandwagon’ kind of girl when it comes to sewing, I do have my reasons for wanting this particular trend to …

Throwback Thursday: Princesses Through the Ages

I think that we can officially name this week as ‘Princess Week’. After the birth of Princess Charlotte on Saturday, I decided to veto my original plans for this week’s Throwback Thursday, and share a collection of images that I’ve gathered over on Pinterest of British Princesses from the last two centuries. We’ll start off with Princess Victoria who, of course, went on …

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Princess Charlotte Crown

On Saturday morning I awoke to the breaking news, along with the rest of the world, that the Duchess of Cambridge had gone into labour. Shortly after, it was announced that Kate had given birth to a baby girl- England officially has a new Princess! Meet Princess Charlotte… After a childhood of dressing up and playing Princesses on a daily basis, …

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Teapots & Spots: 1 A-line dress later…

After all that talk of A-Line dresses in my last post (here), I couldn’t help but dash to my local fabric shop in Christchurch, The Little Sewing Company, to buy some lining for a fabric that has been burning a hole in my stash for a couple of years in order to quickly whip one up. (Head on over to …

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Throwback Thursday: A-Line Silhouette

A real passion of mine is historical fashion. I studied Costume at university and therefore it will forever be my primary inspiration for anything that I create. With that being said I thought I’d introduce a little segment called ‘Throwback Thursday’ to the blog where each week I explore a cut, style or technique’s history, and discuss how they can inspire modern …