Papercut Patterns Adrift Dress

Papercut Patterns Adrift Dress pattern review

The Adrift dress is part of Papercut Pattern’s nautically inspired ‘Ahoy!’ collection. It features a wrap skirt with gentle ruffles at the sleeves and hem .... after copious watching of the Royal Wedding last month I'm fairly certain that ruffles are a trend that is here to stay. I love the styling of Papercut Patterns and enjoy wearing this dress because it’s so comfortable yet still looks elegant.
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The dress I'll never wear but loved making

ivory chiffon dress

I made this dress almost two years ago, more as an idea of something I wanted to sew, rather than for a specific purpose. If I was looking to sew my own wedding dress, or to sew bridesmaids dresses, it probably would've been a smash. As it is, I still haven't found the right occasion to wear it so it remains a work of love rather than practicality. If I had chosen black rather than ivory, it probably would be a perfect evening dress that would be worn a lot (if I could find similar trims), but in any case, I really did enjoy making this so have included it here for you...
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Guest post contribution from Sally...Do you need more reasons to sew?

This week's post is a food for thought piece from Sally...in case you need some more reasons on why sewing is good for you!!!! Personally I'm totally with her on the positive social interaction you get from sewing; I think the sewing community online is the best group of positive people you are likely to come across. Have a read and see which you agree with...
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Deer and Doe Myosotis blouse hack


Deer and Doe Myosotis blouse hack and pattern review

Having eagerly awaited this pattern since the #sewmystyle2018 schedule was released, I surprised myself by being a bit conflicted on what version to make. I adore the statement sleeves and ruffles with their boho chic feel, but can see that the practicality of version 2 with its plain sleeves and skirt would make it more wearable on an everyday basis. Since doing the #wardrobebuilder project last year I also am a little more considered in my makes as I found that what I enjoyed making isn't always what I ended up wearing a lot, which is what led me to this....a Myosotis blouse. This way I get to keep some of my favourite features and make something that I know I will be able to wear a lot.
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10 design hack ideas for the Deer and Doe Myosotis dress



We finally have the new Deer and Doe Myosotis dress pattern released for #sewmystyle2018! It's a loose fitting dress with some gorgeous feminine features, but I know you all love a hack that means you can get more versions out of your pattern. Here are just a few ideas if you are stuck for inspiration....do leave your suggestions in the comments too!
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Deer and Doe Myosotis Fabric Inspiration

Deer and Doe Myosotis Fabric Inspiration

I am beyond excited for this month's #sewmystyle2018 pattern. It's a brand new release from Deer and Doe, who I love, and we've been waiting all year to find out what it is. The pattern is going to be released tomorrow, so I'm still going to be vague on details, but I can tell you which fabrics I've picked from this month's sponsors if you want to start looking and taking advantage of your exclusive discount.

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Hi, I'm Laura. Welcome to my journeys with modern, feminine dressmaking; pattern reviews, tips and guides for beginners. I'm a lifelong foodie, so you'll also find some delicious recipes and places to get that foodie fix.
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