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.

Megan Nielsen Karri Dress

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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!

Colette Rue

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Aztec Lady Skater dress

Jerseeeeeeey! Aztec Lady Skater dress

This post has been two years in the making! Sort of.

Jersey was a fabric I’d heard was great to sew with and very forgiving on fit. I’d heard this maaaaany, many times. And yet, in the two years since I started sewing, I’d continued to avoid it. For some reason, I was scared of it. Well, NOT ANYMORE; I have finally sewn jersey!! Here, I present to you, my Aztec Lady Skater dress using sumptuous jersey from Girl Charlee UK and great beginner knit pattern: the Kitschy Coo’s Lady Skater. All put together with my overlocker!

Aztec Lady Skater dress

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