The Wardrobe Architect’s Annabelle Dress

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When the Annabelle dress came out I was desperate to make a version, especially after seeing Elle’s (Sew Positivity) lovely Christmas one. I bought some dark green velvet but then didn’t get round to sewing it up for a while. I decided, as we are making dresses to celebrate the Dressmakers Ball, that it would be a good opportunity to …

Hobbling Handmade’s Sophia Top and Skirt

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Hello! Today I’m going to chat about my Sophia top and skirt set, and talk you through how I made a v-neck back adjustment. So if you’re interested, read on! I used some very snazzy paisley cotton from FC Fabric Studio, which was in a lovely deep burgundy colour. I thought that the fabric would work very nicely for the …

Urban Seamstress’s Raglan Ballgown Dress

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My latest make for  https://www.simplesewpatterns.com is the Raglan Dress. This dress was themed for the DressMakers Ball in Leicester, which I couldn’t go to but I know I will get loads of wear out of this dress, especially at Christmas! This dress can be made in jersey or woven and I chose woven, as I decide I wanted to make a …