3 ingenious ways to wear a dress

My daughter doesn’t always like what I make for her these days, but if I remember comfort comes first and blue comes second then I’m half way to winning her over.

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She requested (erm! last year) that I make her a Balloon Fold Dress. She doesn’t request much by way of clothes, she takes it for granted that she’ll wake up in the morning and every now and then they’ll be something new hanging in her room waiting for her.

So when I received my navy Denim College+ from Nosh (and was as tempted as ever to keep it for myself), I generously offered to make her Balloon Fold Dress out of it.

Nosh fabric never disappoints on quality, it’s a treat to sew with. But there was a minor problem.

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Who is Mie?

A few weeks ago I received a message from Inês asking if I was interested in making a surprise video for Mie. “Who is Mie?” I replied. There was an assumption that I (along with about 35 other bloggers) knew who she was, without any more information than a three letter name. Continue reading

Five reasons why you will fall in love with a ‘Big’ Black Dress

Big Black Dress4_free pattern_Needle and TedNever mind the Little Black Dress, right here, right now it’s all about the BIG BLACK DRESS. Nothing fancy, just a big black dress that you can chuck on and exude a laconic nonchalance.

We all know everyone needs a little black dress in their life, but sometimes a big black dress is more suitable for that ‘artfully undone’ look. And I have just the pattern for you to make your very own BIG BLACK DRESS in the time it would take to choose your accessories for a big night out. And it’s FREE. You’re welcome. Continue reading