We Are Knitters kit review from a beginner knitter

We Are Knitters kit review from a beginner knitter

A deviation from my sewing obsession to discuss a different kind of making (apologies to dedicated seamstresses if you were hoping for something more fabric related.) We Are Knitters send out kits with everything you need to create something knitted from their very large range of patterns. They supplement their instructions with videos on YouTube, and have enough sales not to have to wait too long for a bargain. I have never even held knitting needles before diving into this so if you are a beginner too, this is what it's really like!

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Deer and Doe Chataigne Shorts in stretch denim

Deer and Doe Chataigne Shorts in stretch denim

Words cannot express how much I love these shorts...this is a perfect pattern!!!
Seriously, perfect fit straight out of the packet. Easy, comfortable....what else could you ask for?

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Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress in Lisa Comfort Fabric

Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress in Lisa Comfort Fabric

Another printed pattern that has been in my stash for about three years! The design features on this are gorgeous - gathered shoulders, the waist pleats, the notched collar. It takes a lot of vintage features and makes them easy to wear without looking like you are playing dress up. I have had fabrics earmarked for this that have come and gone, but it was obtaining 2m of Lisa Comfort's new fabric that gave me a push in the end. Inspired by her version, I now have a perfect summer dress!
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The perfect Wedding Guest Dress - Sew Over It Eve

The perfect Wedding Guest Dress - Sew Over It Eve Dress

It seems like I've been making a lot of Sew Over It patterns recently. In this case it's because I needed a pattern I could rely on to be flattering and practical as well. This summer we have had a Christening already and have two weddings to go to as well. After my first Sew Over It Eve dress, I knew a smart fabric choice and couple of tweaks would give me something to depend on for these upcoming celebrations. I love the feminine look of the gathered shoulders and floaty sleeves. Being a wrap dress there's a little bit of flexibility with fit over the next few months too!
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Blank Slate Patterns Forsythe Trousers

Blank Slate Patterns Forsythe Trousers

One of the reasons I signed up to the #sewmystyle2018 project was that I wanted to push my style comfort zones. Some of the patterns on the schedule are not what I would have picked, but have ended up being my favourites and worn a lot. This month there are two patterns - the True Bias Lander Pants and the Blank Slate Patterns Forsythe Trousers. As much as I know the community love the Landers, I really don't think they are my style, and out of the two patterns, came to see the benefits of the secret pyjamas that could be achieved with the Forsythes.
That is exactly what they are...secret pyjamas!

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Tilly and The Buttons Mathilde Blouse in Liberty Silk

Tilly and The Buttons Mathilde Blouse in Liberty Silk

This is one of the first patterns I ever bought....I even took it along to the Knitting and Stitching show to get Tilly to sign it! Somehow though it's taken me three years to make it - perhaps I needed confidence in making the adjustments that would suit my style, or that I needed to find the right fabric. In the end I went all out, because this one is in a Liberty silk that I adore. Mathilde is a loose fitting blouse, with a yoke, pleated front, button up back and billowy sleeves. The dexterity required for a button up back is beyond my capabilities, so I altered mine to feature no closures.
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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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