My Makes

Tilly and the Buttons – Frankie T-shirt

With an aim to up my basics in my wardrobe this year, I loved the look of the Frankie when I first saw it on Tilly's Instagram story. The supplies: I was instantly drawn to the idea of mixing colours for the bodice and sleeves. I found some lovely speckled grey jersey on Tia Knights… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons – Frankie T-shirt

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Dressmaking with Quilting Cotton

Quilting cotton divides the dressmaking community. It is deemed as an inferior material with wacky colourful design but I'm pretty certain that the majority of home sewists began with quilting cotton. When you walk into a fabric shop often quilting cotton is the material that draws your eye first. The beautiful bolts of colourful designs… Continue reading Dressmaking with Quilting Cotton

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Sewing with Challenging Fabrics

As my confidence has grown so has been my ventures into using difficult/challenging fabrics. I have made many mistakes and projects have ended up in the bin and I have spent many hours trawling through the suggestions from google. Alice-May from Merry Makes by Alice-May asked some advice on working with the tricky fabric so… Continue reading Sewing with Challenging Fabrics