Tag Archives: utility chic

Cherry Cleo – Tilly and the Buttons

Yes, I admit it, I am a Cleo addict! I bought this dreamy cherry print denim and could not resist making another one. Thought this is my summer Cleo so I can justify making a third one. This light-medium weight … Continue reading

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Dreamy Denim Cleo – Tilly and the Buttons

I have been dreaming about making a denim Cleo. Though this is no ordinary denim – its a striking black/grey tie-dye print denim! I bought this fabulous fabric in M Rosenberg & Son which is a family-run business and my favourite fabric store. They have a wonderful … Continue reading

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Corduroy Cleo – Tilly and the Buttons

The Cleo pinafore/dungaree dress is my style of dress – versatile, comfortable and simple to make – so utility chic. I love the ‘all in one’ style of this dress with no waist seam, top pocket and front split. Tilly, this pattern is an … Continue reading

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Cross-Back Apron in denim – Sewing Happiness

I have indulged in yet another Japanese project! This time its a Cross-Back Apron from Sewing Happiness book by Sanae Ishida. This lovely and simple book is half memoir and half craft, it tells Sanae’s story of using sewing as therapy after a … Continue reading

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Dungaree Dress (Roberts Collection) – Marilla Walker

I have made the Dungaree Dress (View C) from Marilla Walker’s Roberts Collection at last. This pattern has made me feel so excited as it is right up my street! There are four sewing patterns in the collection and it is a … Continue reading

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Apron Dress (in linen) – Stylish Dress Book

I have made the Apron/Pinafore/Jumper Dress (whatever you want to call it) at last! I was inspired to make this dress by the lovely versions of Anna and Marilla. I have several Japanese dress books which I love to look at, however, I … Continue reading

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