Posted in My Makes, Tutorials

DIY Dress-to-Skirt Tutorial

Today I’m going to try my best to show you how to turn a button-up or shirt dress into an adorable skirt – and it’s really not very hard! This tutorial could be useful if (like mine) your dress is a bit too tight upstairs, or just if you don’t think the dress suits you very well. Or if you simply want some quick, easy and cheap skirts because why not.

First of all, you’ll need to find yourself a dress. I found mine in a charity shop for £5. Continue reading “DIY Dress-to-Skirt Tutorial”

Posted in Thoughts and Ideas

Winter Sewing Plans

In two days’ time I will be leaving university and returning to my home (and my sewing machine!) for Christmas. I have spent the last few weeks of term just itching to make something, and have filled my head with daydreams and plans for all the lovely things I am going to make over the holidays. We’ll have to see in January whether I manage to get through them all!

SO, without further ado: Continue reading “Winter Sewing Plans”

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A Stripey Bettine Dress

Tilly and the Buttons’ Bettine dress was the first dress I ever made, and I absolutely loved it! I still get a lot of wear out of it, whether on its own with sandals in summer, or layered over a long-sleeved top, leggings and boots in winter. I decided that another one, in grey and white stripes, would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe. Continue reading “A Stripey Bettine Dress”

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Chambray Dominique skirt

I was never really a fan of Tilly and the Buttons’ Dominique skirt when it came out – I guess I just wasn’t convinced it would suit me. But when I was working for them over the summer, I came across this dressmaking gem from @holliesews on Instagram (that’s right, they asked me to go on Instagram as part of my job. I repeat. Browsing Instagram was what I was supposed to be doing). There was just something about this skirt that grabbed me – it was flattering, relaxed and really quite chic in a simple denim. So I was quite pleased really to receive the pattern free of charge during my time at Tilly Towers. Continue reading “Chambray Dominique skirt”