I’m so pleased to be chatting to you today as I’ve finally found the perfect corduroy to make my Made by Jacks Mum, Hey Day Dungarees! I’ve seen so many lovely versions of this pattern on social media, in lots of different fabrics. Both patterned and plain in Cotton Twill, Drill, Denim and canvas to name […]

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A Tilly & The Buttons Pattern Hack (Safiya / Martha)  Reader, before we get started, grab yourself a cuppa (or beverage of choice), I’ve got a lot to share.  This dress has been a passion project, labour of love, one of my favourite garments to date. It’s a hacked combination of two Tilly & The […]

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This autumn, whilst I was changing over my clothes from summer to winter, I decided to give my wardrobe and future sewing plans a complete overhaul. My life has changed considerably in 2020 (as has everyone else’s I’m sure!) and I soon realised that the clothes I wore this time last year are not necessarily […]

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I was thrilled when I was invited to be a guest blogger for Felicity Fabrics, one of my favourite fabric companies. I love that it is run by a mother and daughter team, Caroline and Fliss, as my daughter Tamlyn (@sewn_on_the_tyne) and I are also very close and have worked together. I particularly love the […]

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Hi everyone, I’m excited to be back on the blog today to tell you all about my Sew Over It Marguerite Dress. I have had this pattern for quite a while and have been meaning to make it for so long, so I thought it was about time I got round to actually making it!  […]

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When I first saw this amazing fabric I knew I would love to sew with it. I’ve collected elephants since I was a child so a very long time! I contacted Caroline and Fliss at Felicity Fabrics to see if I could write a blog for them. Cheeky I know but ‘shy bairns get nowt’ so […]

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Hi everyone, I’m Tamlyn (known on Instagram and YouTube as ‘Sewn on the Tyne’) and I’m delighted to be back on the Felicity Fabrics blog today.  For this project, the fabric came first. As soon as I saw this amazing Lady McElroy elephant print linen/viscose mix, I knew I had to have it. With the […]

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Hey everyone, hope you’re all keeping well, staying home and sewing! Here is my next project as a Felicity Fabrics Blogger.  I decided to finally make the True Bias Shelby Dress after being inspired to make this after watching the GBSB where Liz made a 90’s inspired dress and thought I want one of my […]

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You know when you see a fabric and you instantly know what you want to make? That was the case with this Lady Mcelroy tencel from Felicity Fabrics.It immediately pulled on my nostalgic strings, taking me back to my teenage years in the ’90’s where daisies, tea dresses and DMs were the order of the […]

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So, who doesn’t love a pretty gingham fabric in their dressmaking? I have always loved the sweet little check fabric and all the colours that it comes in. When I saw this Bordeaux colour way on Felicity Fabrics website I knew that I had to make something with it. It’s just a gorgeous deep shade of red rather than the usual […]

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