Tutorial: off-the-shoulder ruffle dress

If you make a smocked dress with one of my tutorials, do not hesitate to use the hashtag #smocksmignons so that I can admire and re-gram it!! I have an adoration for shirred dresses in the summer: they are fresh, sun-tan compatible and most importantly extremely easy to make without a pattern. Here is a […]

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Why stop with one? My second V9253 dress

Yes I know, it was only two days ago I posted about my first V9253 dress – but I warned you then that there would be many more to come! So here is my second version of V9253, in a similarly light and beautiful cotton from Selvedge and Bolts. I made no changes to my […]

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A new favourite pattern: the V9253 dress

I think I’ve discovered a new favourite dress pattern, which I will use again and again, winter and summer – for me the equivalent of Magnolia by Deer and Doe. Let me introduce you to my version of the the beautiful Vogue V9253. This pattern was issued in 2018 and was definitely the dress to […]

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More stripes for Summer: my cropped top and midi skirt set

I have been sewing more skirts recently, which will surprise many who know my passion for dresses! However since lock-down, we’ve been staying in France with far less sewing space than in London, so I thought skirts would just be easier to make than dresses. Here is the first of my skirt makes, the Jupe […]

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