Author Archives: SewingElle

What I’ve been cooking this summer

This summer I’ve discovered a fabulous new salad, two great cakes and a new gluten free cookie recipe. Carrot and edamame salad with soy ginger dressing Salad: 1  x 450g packet of frozen shelled edamame beans 2 medium carrots, shredded … Continue reading

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Baby blue floral Wilder gown. Not like a nightie at all.

I have fallen hard for this pattern. One minute I’m “why is it so popular? It looks like a nightie. Or little house on the prairie style. So not for me.” The next, I’m totally smitten by the gorgeousness of … Continue reading

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Festive Cielos

My love affair with the Cielo dress pattern continues. What better fabric to use in late December than Jocelyn Proust Christmas themed fabrics? The back yokes and sleeve bands are a brilliant place to use all those other cute Christmas … Continue reading

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You are my sunshine: #117burda04/2019

“This is my favourite thing ever that your mum has made for you” I’ve got to agree with that! The lovely fabric I used is a cotton and silk blend Tory Burch gauze from The Fabric Store. I used a … Continue reading

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Kielo wrap dress

Why did this take so long? Both this pattern and this fabric have been waiting for years! This is Named Patterns Kielo Wrap Dress, made in a ITY knit from Gorgeous fabrics with a lot of stretch but great recovery. … Continue reading

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Rome Collection in Spain

I want to add my love for Closet Case Patterns Rome collection. I’ve made at least one of all the patterns in this collection. And tested them out on holiday in Spain. Firstly, my least favourite, the Fiore skirt. This … Continue reading

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Sequined and bowed swing top: #108burda12/2017

A gala dinner ticket, 2 metres of sequined stretch velour in the stash and almost enough time to sew something to wear. How could I resist? My collection of BurdaStyle magazines going back several years provided just the right pattern: … Continue reading

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