Puff sleeve shirred dress

This summer dress is all about the sleeves. With its billowing dramatic sleeves and gathered “smocked” bodice, it is reminiscent of historical attire. Whether that be Renaissance or Regency in origin, I am not too sure. According to Mood fabrics, the shape of the sleeve most closely resembles that of a ‘Poet sleeve‘ (see theContinue reading “Puff sleeve shirred dress”

Ultimate Sports Bra Free Pattern Review

Pattern details It’s free from So Sew Easy available here: I love the diagonal front design details and there is also a curved seam between the racer back and back body which are a bit hard to see in the black fabric (same with mine) but could easily be accented with some contrasting fabrics. I’veContinue reading “Ultimate Sports Bra Free Pattern Review”

City Gym Shorts Hack and Pattern Review

I took the free pattern for cotton bias bound ‘City Gym Shorts’ by Purl Soho & hacked it back to its roots to make some classic lycra gym shorts. Of course this pattern is FREE and is available here: The construction is super simple and I love the overlapped side details which are highlighted byContinue reading “City Gym Shorts Hack and Pattern Review”

Tea Dress/Nola Dress Review

My main lockdown make was the… Nola tea dress by Sew Mag. To cut to the chase the free pattern and instructions can be found here: One line take – gorgeous sleeves skirt and overall shape, however mine didn’t fit well around the shoulders. The long story… This year was spent at uni without aContinue reading “Tea Dress/Nola Dress Review”