mccalls, Pattern hack

Blue Gingham McCalls M7542

I recently made this Mcalls M7542 for Minerva Crafts, you can view the full blog post here but here are a few sneak peak pictures!   Love Claire xx

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Style Arc, Uncategorized

Style Arc Estelle Coat – Boho Style

Inspiration I saw this look on Pinterest and LOVED it! I have been looking for the cardigan/ jacket ever since. Fabric I was in Closs and Hamblin Guildford and found the PERFECT fabric. I has a lovely white and blue pattern with a slight stretch. Pattern I decided to use the Style Arc Estelle jacket… Continue reading Style Arc Estelle Coat – Boho Style

dress, Self Drafted

Grey T-shirt Dress

Inspiration I found the following dress on Pinterest and I love it! It looked fairly easy to make so I set about designing my own version. Design To get more ware out of the outfit I decided to make a t-shirt and skirt so that they can be worn separately. The t-shirt is to be… Continue reading Grey T-shirt Dress

By Hand London, Pattern hack, wedding

The Bridesmaids Dresses

Sorry, more wedding spam đŸ™‚ 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

dress, wedding

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

dress, wedding

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

dress, wedding

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