Model Stitch, Sewing

New Horizons Niagara Top and Dress

I had the pleasure to be a part of my first sewing testing group! This was for the New Horizons Designs’ Niagara Top and Dress. Please excuse the lockdown hair that has now been tamed. Here is the pattern description from New Horizon’s listing – Flowy and flattering are 2 things you’ll think wearing this! The Niagara Top & Dress…

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Seamwork Christina (Bonus variation)

I bought some gorgeous 100% cotton woven fabric from Coalville Fabrics that is in the style of a comic book strip with “pop” words that you would see in superhero comics. I thought it would be nice as a skirt but don’t often wear prints so was cautious. I decided to do an Instagram poll and turning it into a…

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Pineapple T-shirt

The Made for Mermaids Avery is one of those patterns that was bought without a specific project in mind…I mean aren’t most crafty purchases like that? This summery fabric is from BST fabrics (not listed on their website) – I found this beauty hiding among the stretch fabrics – you may remember it from my Teenie Beanie post. This version…

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Cheeky Undies

I’ve seen some gorgeous underwear being made in sewing groups that I decided to try and make my own. When Made for Mermaids released their Victoria pattern, I bought it straight away. I got the galloon lace from eBay – I can’t find a link to the exact lace I used but the link will take you to the eBay…

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Giraffe – Simplicity 2613

Morning everyone! I’m slowly getting photos sorted of the items I have made since we’re finally getting some good light with the sunshine. I made this for my friend and her new bundle of joy back in December. It’s the giraffe from Simplicity 2613. I used a yellow dot minky that I’ve had in my stash for years, blue safety…

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Christmas Stockings

I have had two Christmas stocking panels sitting in my stash for a good few years now. I had always put off making them as I had mistakenly thought quilting would be involved and it was not long after I had made a few quilted duffel bags. I was quilted out. It was so long ago, I can’t even find…

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Teeny Beanie

I am in the process of making myself a summery top made with the pineapple fabric that you saw in a previous post. I sent a progress photo to a friend asking her opinion on how I should finish the top as it has a couple of options. She was telling me how much she loved the fabric so I…

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Fabric Haul

I may not be good at getting things sewn up but I am good at buying the materials so here is a look at some of the fabrics I have bought recently. I had my first trip to BST Fabrics which is based in South Shields, UK. I bought some cotton lycra, swim fabric and power net to line the…

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Reviews, Sewing

Review: Swedish Tracing Paper

As I don’t particularly like sitting, taping patterns together, I started getting them printed in a A0 format. My printer guzzles ink so for me it’s not more expensive than printing A4 at home. However, I did not want to cut those patterns up (I don’t like cutting patterns in general) so wanted to find a good material to trace…

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Mama Isabel Dress/Duster

Back in 2017, my graduation was coming up in the summer and I needed an outfit. I decided to try and make my own, I had Made for Mermaids‘ Mama Isabel already printed and had enough black viscose jersey on hand so started to make a toile. I went with the tulip hemline to add something different to the dress…

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