Red Umbrella Mini-Skirt

BSM 2018-08-103  Red Umbrella Mini-Skirt This is a project from Autumn last year.  I made it for my birthday trip to Arima Hot springs with my friends. The project The skirt comes from Burda Style August 2018, Swinging Sixties collection.  Original is here.   I loved the cool exposed zip and angled front skirt – a

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Green Swirly Dress – Old Project

Old Project Review – Full Skirted Dress, British Sewing Bee Book As summer is on the way I’ve been switching round my wardrobe this weekend.  I dug around the back of my closet and pulled out all my summer clothes including this; my green swirly dress! This dress has a real special place in my

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BS 2018-05-109 Off-the-shoulder dress

Project: Burda Style magazine, May dress 109 Pictures Pattern (if you wanted to make this for yourself)   When my copy of Burda Style May arrived I was so excited to get started making all the gorgeous dresses!  I fell in love with 112 – the cross-over back, the flutter sleeves that would be perfect

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Tea and Scones by the Castle

Hi!  To celebrate finally getting this blog launched I decided to bake scones and meet my friends for afternoon tea in Osaka Castle Park.  The weather was perfect – bright and sunny and not too hot yet. I’m wearing my newly completed (just finished hemming 5 minutes before I had to leave) dress from Burda

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