Things I've Made
"Mathilde Blouse" - Tilly and the Buttons
I ADORE this pattern! Honestly, I am completely fan-girling over it! I have made it in four different forms already - and I am in no way finished! You can read more about these creations here.
"Tea Dress" - Great British Sewing Bee
I bought the GBSB book as soon as it came on sale and, being a sucker for a dress, was instantly drawn to the beautiful tea dress. I made a couple of changes, most notably by gathering the dress at the neckline - I hadn't planned to do this in advance, but my shoulders are quite narrow and I found that the standard pattern sat too close to the edge of my shoulders. I have found that I need to wear a belt with the dress, as it's quite unflattering on me without it!
"Shirt Dress" - Burda 7179
AKA, the nightmare collar dress! Maybe its just me, but the process of making this collar almost reduced me to tears! After a lot of stitching, unpicking, re-stitching, more unpicking, and a whole loada coffee, I have to say, I'm pretty proud of it!
"Strawberry Bow" - A mixture of New Look 6106 view B (skirt), New Look 6968 view A (bodice) and a pair of scissors!
This dress was a bit of an experiment, as I mixed a skirt pattern, with a dress pattern, to make a unique garment! I also cut out a section in the back and added a bow to add an interesting feature - I was really influenced by the pictures in the collage below. A few alterations were needed to improve the fit, but over all, I am really pleased with this dress!
"Spotty Pencil Skirt" - New Look 6103
Miette Skirt - Tilly and the Buttons
I loved this so much I have written a whole other post about it!
Some cushions and blinds I have made for the home.
Itty Bitty Baby Dress - Made by Rae
It's just such a cute pattern!! Every girl needs a pretty dress collection, so it might as well start early with a homemade one!