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DIY Off the shoulder ruffle maxi dress with tiered gathered skirt

Oh I know it's been popular for a while now, but I still just cannot get enough of the off-the-shoulder trend! Because it draws focus to the neck, back and collarbone it's just so universally flattering and elegant, plus coupled with a drapey fabric the effect is especially chic.  For a recent wedding outfit I deci... read more ›

The ultimate DIY beach cover-up kaftan!

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When it's so hot that all you want to be is naked, a floaty kaftan is the next best thing. Crazy easy to make, but with just enough technique to keep you from getting bored while you sew, our cover-up will leave you looking as fabulous as any one of these iconic kaftan wearers. What you need: Fabric - we used a v... read more ›

McCall's Eve Appeal Cocktail Hour: Vogue 1537

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It's always reassuring when you get invited back to something: someone's house, a party, and in this case a blog tour! McCall's is back once again for the renegade master raising awareness and funds for the Eve Appeal - an incredible charity striving for better detection and prevention of women’s cancers. This year... read more ›

Orsola dress & skirt sewalong coming soon!

Our latest pattern, the Orsola dress & skirt, is finally out in the wild! We've been smitten with this one from Day 1, and we hope you fall just as hard. Named after and expertly modelled by Elisalex's wondermum, and cofounder of Fashion Revolution - Orsola de Castro To help you get the most out of the patter... read more ›

We made a Sewing Planner!

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We suspect you guys are like us and spend far too much time planning your latest makes, when reeeeally you should be doing something else more 'serious'...? Yup, thought so! Welllll, let's not fight the urge any longer we say! So, we hope you'll like that we indulged our inner sewing geek and created our very own S... read more ›

Pattern hacking Poppy - cinch that waist without the darts!

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The feedback we get from our pattern testers doesn't only help us to weed out typos, perfect fit and clarify sewing instructions, it very often results in some great pattern hack inspiration! While we were testing Poppy, one thing we wanted to know was whether or not people felt that the fisheye darts were necessar... read more ›