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Dye-ries: Yellow

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Dye-ries: Yellow

Welcome to my first post in a series of blog posts I’m calling my 'Dye-ries’. As this very average pun suggests, it’s all about dyeing. Botanical dyeing, to be more specific. Each post will feature a different colour. Today I'm focusing on yellow ...sometimes a very loose interpretation of yellow depending on what kind of magic the mordants have worked. Before I get stuck in, let me say this isn’t an instructional series. It's a visual documentation of my sampling process of various natural dyes and how they react on different natural fibres with a selection of mordants.  If you'd...

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Maynard Dress - Sew-along

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Maynard Dress - Sew-along

Hey folks, this is a post for anyone who's purchased the Maynard Dress and wants a little extra visual info! I wouldn't recommend using this blog post in place of the PDF instructions - as the PDF is filled with clear, easy to understand line drawings. Consider this post supplementary! If you haven't already checked out the blog post on cutting out the Maynard Dress - you can find it here. I've used gorgeous fabric from The Fabric Store for this sew-along. I wish I'd checked the fibre content when I was at the shop so I could let everyone know...

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Maynard Dress - Cutting Out

Maynard Dress - Cutting Out

Well hello there, I assume you are reading this because you've purchased the Maynard Dress - so thank you! I hope you enjoy the process of making up a zero-waste dress. This blog post is to supplement the instructions provided with the pattern - please make sure you've read the instructions carefully before starting! If you haven't already purchased the pattern - you can get it here. Let's do this.  Follow the Printing and Assembling document within the pattern files to help you get your paper pattern together. I've used the two A0 copy shop files, which still require assembling...

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Patchwork Clothing - Scrap Busting 101

Patchwork Clothing - Scrap Busting 101

Anyone that follows me on Instagram may have noticed my obsession with patchwork clothing. This is probably the result of my weakness for good quality textiles, and feeling the urge to use up every. damn. piece.  There's no way I want these amazing off-cuts and scraps floating around in landfill and this is one of my favourite ways to use them up. This is the first dress I made and I've been hooked ever since. If you're keen to look like a circus tent, then please read on for my take on sewing up a patchwork dress.  If you can't already...

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Fremantle Pants Pattern Hack- Part 2: In-seam Pockets

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Fremantle Pants Pattern Hack- Part 2: In-seam Pockets

Hello again! Today's post is a continuation from yesterdays post of altering the Fremantle Pants into a high waist pant. If you haven't already read it - you can see it here.  I mentioned in my last post that I'd be making this version into shorts. I already have so many pairs of Fremantle Pants in heavy rotation and now that it's coming into summer here, these pasty legs of mine need to see some sun. Please don't be confused if you see the pattern pieces and instructions interchanging between shorts and pants. This won't affect the rest of the tutorial....

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