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The Bridesmaids Dresses

Sorry, more wedding spam 🙂 This time, the bridesmaid dresses! I found these dresses by Show me your MuMu and absolutely loved them! However they were quite expensive, from Australia and did not do maternity dresses so I set about designing and making my own. I loved this style with the loose top and the flowing… Continue reading The Bridesmaids Dresses

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My Wedding Dress Part 3 – The details

Once I had the structure of my dress complete I could move on to the fun part, the decoration! I found loads of inspiration on Pinterest and loved the intricate beading and floral embroidery from designers like Berta Bridal: I made a few fabric flowers and messed around with placement. I didn't want frilly boobs… Continue reading My Wedding Dress Part 3 – The details

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My Wedding Dress – Part 2 – The bodice

Hi everyone I hope you enjoyed my last post about the making of the skirt! I'm now onto the bustier base, which one one of the hardest part until I found an amazing tutorial on YouTube! Attempt number 1 - I started of trying to make the top using a halter style self drafted top.… Continue reading My Wedding Dress – Part 2 – The bodice

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My Wedding dress – Part 1 – Design & the skirt

I am so excited to share with you my wedding dress! It seems like I have been making it for ages and I can't believe that the wedding is already one month ago! The finished dress I started off by going wedding dress shopping so that I could work out what style suited me, this… Continue reading My Wedding dress – Part 1 – Design & the skirt

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Sewing and filming with Kirstie Allsopp!!!!

Last Friday I spent the day at Powderham Castle filming with Kirstie Allsopp for her Christmas craft programme! I'll be posting updates on the blog and popping photos on instagram so keep your eyes peeled for updates! On the show I take part in a competition to make the best Christmas advent calendar and I was up against the wonderful Betsy Benn, Origami Esther and… Continue reading Sewing and filming with Kirstie Allsopp!!!!

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#makeitsewcial – London meet up

I have just been to my first #makeitsewcial event this weekend and I loved it! The picture above is of the goody bag- it was brimming with treats! There was even a really cute doughnut pincushion "made by nanny" (so cute!): Aside from the amazing goody bag I met some great ladies (and man): I… Continue reading #makeitsewcial – London meet up