Entries by Annabelle

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Freya Top

Often when I sew I make a style that isn’t in my current wardrobe so it’s a bit of a guess as to what the final garment will look like on me. However, as I basically live in mock neck tops in winter, I knew exactly how this would sit on me. Hence, I  have […]

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Morning Glory Top

I spent a few days in the summer holidays organising the many boxes of fabrics that I own. I genuinely didn’t believe that I had a stash of fabrics but now know otherwise. I found so many pieces of fabric I didn’t even know that I had, either that I’d bought and forgotten about or […]

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Vernazza Two Piece

Before this project swimsuit sewing was something that sounded terrifying to me.  However, after seeing so many lovely handmade swimsuits on Instagram I was inspired to make my own. I was lucky that I chose a pattern with very comprehensive written and video instructions that helped me with the construction process. The swimsuit I chose […]

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Bellbird Shorts

These shorts are the perfect make to help expand the diversity in my summer wardrobe. I wear a lot of blue shorts ,skirts and dresses in summer so it’s nice to inject some more colour into my clothes and have a change from my usual style. This is the second Common Stitch pattern I’ve made […]

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Wattlebird Top

With the arrival of summer this top has very very quickly become a favourite in my wardrobe. The linen and loose fit means that it holds almost no heat, making this perfect for hot summer days. I made this top by modifying the Wattlebird Jumpsuit by Common Stitch. It’s made in a linen blend my mum bought me from the fabric store earlier in the year.

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Adrienne Blouse

I pattern tested the Adrienne Blouse for the Friday Pattern Company about a month ago.  The top was very different to anything I’ve got in my wardrobe hence I was a little worried about sewing this as I wasn’t sure how this would sit on me (+ I couldn’t do my usual instagram stalk of […]

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Ninni culottes

I’ve been wanting to make a pair of culottes for a while but have struggled to find the perfect pattern. I wanted a nice blend of structure and comfort that was also an easy sew.  Although the Ninni culottes lack structure, the simple design looked so comfy and easy to sew. As the pants are […]

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Black Cami

This is probably one of the easiest tops I have ever made.  This simple cami took less than an hour to make which is perfect for when I’ve only got a small amount of time to sew. I modelled my own cami off this version by Ashley from buttermlked. I modified my self drafted pattern […]

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Monroe Turtleneck

As soon as the Monroe Turtleneck was released by Tessuti I knew I had to make one. Luckily for me my grandmother bought me a serger for my birthday this year which made the whole process so much easier. This was the perfect project for me to learn how to use it as the pattern […]

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The Evil Queen

For me I find the most exciting part of a costume party is the brain storming and creating a costume. With Halloween just around the corner here is the the costume I made last year – the evil Queen of the Forest.   As I was studying in year 12 last year, and halloween fell just […]