My Autumn Sewing Projects

After two months spent in the sun sewing and wearing solely shirred dress, it is about time to start thinking about my autumn wardrobe! Ideas and patterns are all but lacking, I just need to get a bit organised – and find time to sit down at my sewing desk!! My summer and winter wardrobes […]

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My Girls’ Citronille Handmade Wardrobe

As my regular readers will by now have understood, I am a complete Citronille addict!  As a result, my girls have been amply supplied with Citronille summer dresses, mainly in Liberty fabric, over the past few years. Here is a review of what they’ve been wearing this year (probably our last year of Liberty outfits, as […]

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Shirred Dress Tutorial, So Easy!

I have finally come around to writing the long-promised shirred dress sewing tutorial! – utterly timely on 25th August, oh well… Anyway, this tutorial is not only easy and free but it should allow you to make endless variations of the shirred dress – maxi dress, midi dress, mini dress; dress with or without ruffles; […]

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Hacking the Albertine Pattern into a Summer Dress

What about some easy sewing for girls – small and big? Albertine is a dress pattern by Citronille which I started sewing for my girls and myself a few years ago in its original version with sleeves; but which I quickly hacked into a sleeveless version, perfect as a summer dress or as a nightie. And […]

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