Megan Nielsen Karri Dress

Pattern Testing // Megan Nielsen Karri Dress

Some time ago, back in May to be precise, Megan Nielsen patterns put out a call for testers which I eagerly responded to, filling in the form and looking forward to the potential opportunity. To my surprise, I was chosen! And the pattern was the Karri dress: a fully-lined, multi-panelled, princess seamed dress. I finished my version of Karri back at the end of July, hence the sunny photos. Now she’s been officially released, I can finally share my version with you and I couldn’t be happier with how she turned out.

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Colette Rue

Colette // Rue Dress

It’s halfway through September and I’ve only just shown you my August makes nevermind told you about my September sewing plans but I’m here today to share with you one of my September makes (who said you had to blog stuff in order anyway?!). This is my version of the Colette Rue dress: their newly released pattern harking back to the vintage era. When Colette got in touch and kindly offered me the opportunity to sew a sample of the Rue, I was really intrigued to see how this style might work on me so I eagerly accepted. The result? A feminine frock with beautiful finishes — inside and out — and some really pretty features. Forgive how bright these photos are; the sun made an unexpected appearance this morning!

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Deer and Doe Mélilot shirt

Deer and Doe // Mélilot Shirt

Well, August is going swimmingly! What, with the wonderful Sewing Weekender in Cambridge last weekend — which was absolutely brilliant, check out Gabby’s fabulous vlog about it — and this, my third make, in the form of Deer and Doe’s Mélilot Shirt. I used some wonderful Atelier Brunette Blossom Shell viscose I had leftover from a previous make. She’s a bright and breezy beaut! Let me tell you more about her.

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Madalynne X Simplicity 8228 // Bralette & Panties

Hello! I’ve taken a break from my intensive 5-day driving course practice — it’s quite exhausting, in case you were wondering — to bring you my first foray into lingerie making. Tackling underwear had been on my radar for a little while so when chief panty girl Madalynne contacted me to sew a sample of one of the patterns from her collaboration with Simplicity, I jumped at the chance. Madalynne X Simplicity 8228, a halter or racer back bralette and panties pattern, is now available from the stockists listed here.

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