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It may be black but this dress is perfect for this heatwave. I promise there will be better pictures (and a Minerva blog post) to come but for now I’m busy trying not to melt! The fabric is a super breathable cotton lawn from @minervadotcom and what you can’t see in the picture is the adorable little tufted dots all over it 😊 Pattern is the ashton top by @helens__closet shortened and cinched in a bit with a gathered midi skirt added to the bottom . . . . . . #b36w29h39 #measurementsmovement #minervamakers #ashtontop #ashtontophack #youcanhackit #blackisasummercolour #blackisthenewblack #heatwave #summerwardrobe #patternhack #mididress #diyootd #cottonlawn #ootd #wiwt #sewcialist #sewcialists

I made this green tee by @greenstylecreations a few weeks ago but I have only just got round to writing the review. You can find the link to that along with the full list of free tee patterns and all my reviews so far via the link in my bio. On fact, I’ve just added another 8 patterns to the list so be sure to check them out! Can you believe how many free tshirt patterns they’re are or there! . . . . . #greentee #greenstylecreations #b36w30h39 #measurementsmovement #HSewsFreeTees #wrongsideofthefabric #notreallyacamogirl #reversecoverstitch #sewobsessed #sewyourown #sewingfun #sewsewsew #seamstresslife #diydressmaker #sewingismytherapy #mywonderfulworldofsewing #wiwt #ootd #diyootd

I shared a picture of this top on my stories the other day. It came up as a memory from when I made it 3 years ago. It’s still going strong and I’m wearing it today so I thought it was time for a reshare! Pattern : penny dress by @sewoveritlondon hacked into a tie front top #b36w29h39 #measurementsmovement #sewreshare #sewreworn #threeyearssewn #3yearssewn #youcanhackit #patternhack #soishowoff #soipennydress #soipennytop #sewoveritpenny #handmadewardrobe #memadewardrobe #imakemyownclothes #diyootd #memadeeveryday #wiwt #sewobsessed #sewyourown #sewingfun

Since Me Made May finished, I’ve slipped back into the bad habit of only ever sharing the perfect, new makes that I am super happy with. However, that’s not real life. Most days my me made wardrobe consists of repeat wears of my favourite makes. These deserve celebrating so I am going to try and do that a bit more from now on. I am also going to try and share the so-so makes and not just the amazing show-stopper dresses. Starting with this one… I made an Ashton top, it is plain and simple. The fit isn’t prefect and I’ve already got plans for another with a few tweaks but it doesn’t stop this one from being a totally wearable thing, and I can already tell that I will wear it. A LOT. . . . . . Pattern : #ashtontop by @helens__closet, size 8, no alterations, view b Fabric: from @liesel_ngn destash #b36w30h39 #measurementsmovement #memademay #sewsimple #wardrobebasics #sewyourdreamwardrobe #dreamwardrobe #sewreshare #sewreworn #everydaysewing #memadeeveryday #wearhandmade #diyfashion #sewingcommunity #sustainablesewing #30wearschallenge #imakemyownclothes

For the past few months, I have been taking part in “Elevate your sewing” an online sewing membership run by @thriftystitcher. The Zoom classes together with the encouragement of all the lovely members have really given me a confidence boost in finding a good fit and mastering a number of sewing techniques. In the three months that I have been a member I have already seen an improvement in my sewing but especially in my confidence to diagnose and fix fit issues with my handmade garments.⁣ ⁣ This @fibremood Mira dress is testament to that. I am so pleased with the fit! If you want to read about the changes I made and see some of my earlier toiles I have written a blog post all about it but here’s your warning:⁣ ⚠ it’s a long one! ⚠⁣ So buckle in, get yourself a cuppa and let me know what you think. As always… Link’s in my bio . . . . . #b36w30h39 #measurementsmovement #fibremoodmiradress #fibremood #fibremoodmira #brightblue #perfectfit #elevateyoursewing #myseamstresslife #dressmakingismysuperpower #sewobsessed #sewyourown #sewingfun #sewingismytherapy #mywonderfulworldofsewing #imakemyclothes #imakemyownclothes #diyootd #memadeeveryday #wearhandmade

💙 I’m blue da-ba-dee 💙⁣ ⁣ OK, so I might be a little bit obsessed with blue but I couldn’t resist wearing my bluest glasses and headband with this new Mira dress. 👗 ⁣ ⁣ This dress was actually my 3rd attempt at the pattern, which ended up needing a 𝗹𝗼𝘁 of alterations but it was worth it in the end (let me know if you would read a blog post with all the first details)⁣ ⁣ Whilst this is not my usual style it seems like the perfect dress for the lockdown blues, it’s comfy, roomy, and cool, whilst bringing a bit of much needed glam to my lockdown wardrobe, which usually consists of leggings and a tee!⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ Pattern : mira dress by @fibremood Fabric: viscose twill from @poundfabrics #fibremood⁣ #fibremoodmira⁣ #fibremoodmiradress #lockdownlewks #b36w30h39 #measurementsmovement #sewyourown #sewingfun #sewsewsew #seamstresslife #bluedabadee #iloveblue #blueobsession #mycolourfullife #mycolorfullife #wardrobecolor #sewcialists #elevateyoursewing #myseamstresslife #dressmakingismysuperpower #sewobsessed #imakemyownclothes

My review of the Basic InstincT pattern by @sasha_secondopiano is now live on my blog as part of my #HSewsFreeTees series. I’m pretty pleased with the final t-shirt but that’s not too say there weren’t some problems on the way. You can read my blog to find out the details but it’s love to hear from others who have made this pattern – what did you think of it? . . . . . #b36w30h39 #measurementsmovement #patternreview #sewyourstash #sewingwithknits #basicinstinctshirt #basicinstinct #basicinstincttshirt #secondopiano #tshirtsewing #sewobsessed #sewyourown #sewingfun #sewingismytherapy #mywonderfulworldofsewing #imakemyclothes #imakemyownclothes #diyootd #memadeeveryday #wearhandmade #diyfashion #sewingcommunity #sewersgonnasew #sewistsofinstagram

This weekend I made up a couple more free Tees 😁 I’m just pulling the blog posts together with the reviews so you’ll have to wait a bit to read all the details… For now here’s a sneak peak at one – who knows which pattern it is?⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #HSewsFreeTees⁣ #b36w30h39⁣ #measurementsmovement⁣ #patternreview⁣ #sewyourstash⁣ #scrapbusting⁣ #contrastneckband⁣ #sewobsessed⁣ #sewyourown⁣ #sewingfun⁣ #sewsewsew⁣ #seamstresslife⁣ #diydressmaker⁣ #sewingismytherapy⁣ #mywonderfulworldofsewing⁣ #imakemyclothes

I’ve been wearing my tshirts a lot during lock down. Some are starting to show signs of wear (one of my faves had started to go threadbare!) so i decided it was time to make some more, and whilst I was at it get back to reviewing some of those free tee patterns! The Mandy Boat Tee by @tessutifabrics is the seventh free t-shirt pattern I have made in this series and you can read the full review and see how it stacks up against the rest on my blog now . . . . . #b36w30h39 #measurementsmovement #HSewsFreeTees #mandyboattee #tessutipatterns #lockdownlewks #stripytee #bretontee #monochromewardrobe #sewcialists #ilovesewing #dressmakingismysuperpower #sewobsessed #sewyourown #sewingfun #sewingpatternreview #freesewingpattern #sewingcommunity #sewersgonnasew #sewistsofinstagram