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Tilly
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Ooh yes please! I abandoned my first attempt at trousers because the fitting was too much effort, so a sewalong will be perfect! I have a large derriere for my frame so it'd be good to cover those kinds of adjustments - someone advised me to measure my "back crotch curve", which seems a bit daunting...
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2010 on Trouser Tantalizer at The Cupcake Goddess
Hi Bethany I'm at www.tillyandthebuttons.com x
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2010 on Blog list? at Wardrobe Refashion
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I'm sad to hear that Wardrobe Refashion is coming to an end but just wanted to join the others in thanking Nikki for all her hard work and the opportunity that the site has brought me to reflect on my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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To celebrate the arrival of my new niece, I appliqéd some baby grows using various leftover scraps of fabric from other sewing projects. Fast, easy, satisfying... and you can let your creativity roam free! More on my blog :) Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
O.M.G. WHERE did you get that fabric???!
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Hosted a craft club on Sunday, in which we used some very small pieces of fabric from my stash to make really easy make up bags. More pics and info on my blog :) Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
It's great - good work!
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2010 on Skirt to vest at Wardrobe Refashion
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I made this skirt out of some Ikea fabric I scored for £3/metre. Bargain! The pattern is McCalls 5631. More pics and info on my blog :) Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
This is one of the best refashions I've ever seen! The fabric is amazing, and those buttons...!
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2010 on Sofa Skirt at Wardrobe Refashion
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So pretty! You're right, that fabric is just gorgeous! I've only recently come to realise how great red and yellow can look together.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2010 on The "Hot in the City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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So pretty!
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2010 on Ruffled Flowers at Wardrobe Refashion
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"You never can tell what someone is going to choose...", muttered the young and trendy lady at the till in Oxfam, as I presented my haul of grandma skirts and handed over my £3. A few snips and stitches later,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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I made this skirt using Beignet from Colette Patterns - highly recommended! As a beginner seamstress who doesn't really think things through from the start, I originally used denim for the facing too, which made it really bulky. So I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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You may recognise this dress from an earlier post of mine... I've posted a tutorial for making the bow belt on my blog. Perfect for using leftover bits of fabric, either from earlier sewing projects or from cutting up an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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Yes, I'm looking very smug, having made a dress from a vintage pattern (McCalls 6120 from 1961). Made from scratch, but the bow was made from scraps of leftover fabric from another dress... so kind of a refashion! More info... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
Can you think of any contemporary songs which mention sewing in the lyrics? Or crafting? I'm on a mission to compile a sewing mix tape. If you've got any ideas, please head over to my blog and post your submissions... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
Love it! The combination of classic style and slightly wild print is a real winner.
Toggle Commented May 13, 2010 on Finished! at Wardrobe Refashion
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I found this shirt buried deep inside a sprawling Brighton antique shop - a shapeless behemoth of a garment with an asphyxiating collar, but in an amazing apples and plums print that made my heart sing and my brain scream... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
So pretty! Good to see what can be made out of a little bit of lovely fabric.
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Very nice work! I'm trying to work out what to do with a boy's shirt I want to make fit me, and this has given me some ideas...
Toggle Commented May 1, 2010 on A shirt for May at analog me
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So cute! I love playsuits but only wear them with tights - good to see a slightly longer length looks nice, I could be convinced to wear one this Summer...
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Another sewing project from scratch, this time fashioning some red gabardine into a vintage-inspired dress using Ceylon from Colette Patterns. More pics and details of my labours over on my blog :) Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
Thanks for your lovely comments! Rhonda, it doesn't wrinkle much on this shirt because it's quite structured. It might do on a skirt, on the other hand - not sure.
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2010 on 1950s green blouse at Wardrobe Refashion
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Not a refashion of an existing garment, but sewing from scratch - Simplicity 4255, from 1953, in green poly-cotton lawn. My first foray into vintage sewing so it took FOREVER. More pics and an outline of the labour involved on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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Greetings, refashionistas! I'm Tilly, a reformed shopaholic, beginner seamstress and 6 month WR pledger. I've sewn a few things from scratch but have never really refashioned anything so I'm hoping to get some hints and tips from you guys. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion