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Sewing a Penny dress with Lisa Comfort's cotton lawn

Sewing a Penny dress with Lisa Comfort’s cotton lawn

Sewing a Penny dress with Lisa Comfort's cotton lawn

When Minerva Crafts offered me the chance to review Lisa Comfort’s new fabric range I leapt at the chance. I absolutely love all of her ‘Sew Over It’ patterns and so to be able to make one of her patterns in a fabric she designed seemed like the perfect opportunity. The hardest part was choosing which colour and print to use and finding the perfect pattern to pair it with! The fabric is a lightweight cotton lawn and is available in a range of prints and colour ways. Given the scorching hot summer we have had I decided that I needed a nice loose fitting dress to match the breezy cotton lawn fabric. The Sew Over It Penny dress and Lisa Comfort’s cotton lawn in navy Elderflower print* looked like a winning combination! To read my fabric review and see all of my pictures of this gorgeous dress head on over to the Minerva crafts blog!

Sewing a Penny dress with Lisa Comfort's cotton lawn
The details:

Pattern: Sew Over It Penny dress*

Fabric: Lisa Comfort’s cotton lawn in navy Elderflower print*

Notions: Buttons, elastic

Alterations: Altered skirt to bea loose fitting straight skirt insteadof a semi-circle (read the blog post to find out more)


Don’t forget to read the full blog post on the Minerva crafts blog!

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Sew Over It Penny dress and Lisa Comfort Cotton lawn

See all the details of my sew over it penny dress - made in lisa comfort cotton lawnPairing Lisa Comfort's fabric with the Sew Over It Penny dress patternPairing Lisa Comfort's fabric with the Sew Over It Penny dress patternLisa Comfort Cotton lawn and the Sew Over It Penny dress

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Goldhawk Road

A couple of weeks ago I took my first trip to Goldhawk road.

A quick trip around bloglamd and the sewing community will  have you realise that this is THE place to go for fabric shopping in London.

I wasn’t dissapointed we walked from Kensington gardens through Shephards Bush and arrived at Goldhawk Road. At first it just looked like any other street and I began to wonder what all the fuss was about. Once we started to walk down the street though I realised what an amazing place it really was. Pretty much every other shop was a fabric store and not only that some of them were like Aladdin’s caves which got bigger and bigger the more tiny archways or crooked stairwells you ventured down.

Unfortunately I don’t remember the names of the shops from which I made my purchases but the first purchase of the day was this aztec print jersey at just £6 a metre.


I bought 2 metres and hope to use it to make a slouchy cardigan with all the new skills I hope to learn in the new year as I work my way through the Colette book I won a few weeks ago.

My other purchases were all from the same shop, again I dont remember the name but they had all sorts of fun cotton prints. I checked and these 2 are 100% cotton, another bargain at £6 a metre. Again I got 2 metres of each.


I’m not sure what I will make from these but I am picturing spring/summer blouses or dresses.

All in all it was a great trip. I’m so glad I went and I got some great fabrics to play with in the new year when I am back home and can sew again!