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African Print Culottes

Hi Everyone, 

So the lovely Adaku from African Print Fabric company; Dovetailed sent me some gorgeous fabric to use for my next project. And I was so excited to make something with it when she sent me this amazing print. 
I've been wanting to make a pair of culottes for ages, and this fabric gave me the excuse to. I've used the Holly jumpsuit pattern by By Hand London and hacked it to make a cropped, pleated version. Luckily Elisalex from By Hand London did a blog post on how to do it, so it was a great guide for changing the original trouser pattern. 

I'm obsessed with the bright colours and intricate design on this fabric. I really do think this fabric suits this pattern hack perfectly. Boxy pleats were so easy to do, even though I washed the fabric to make it softer, it still holds it's structure really well. 

I'm really pleased with how these have turned out. I have done a complete 'sewalong' on my Youtube channel which you can watch HERE. I really hope you like what I made and if you want to try sewing some items with gorgeous African prints, then you can shop on the Dovetailed Etsy shop and get 10% off with code WELCOME10. 

Comment below if you now want to have a go with African fabric and expand the colour and patterns in your handmade wardrobe.

Happy Handmade!

Lola Dress

Hi Everyone, 

So I thought I'd share some more photos of my latest Minerva Crafts Blog Post. I made a Wear Lemonade Lola Dress is this amazing blue chambray. 

Sunshine Cleo

Hi Everyone, 

So I did a little review of this bright yellow needlecord on the Minerva Crafts Blog a few weeks back. And thought I'd share some pictures of what I made with it. 

The Handmade Fair | Bowood

Hi Everyone, 

So the weekend before last I had the pleasure of attending the new Southwest Handmade Fair at Bowood House, Calne. I not only had a stand but was in the Janome Tent again, twice a day, teaching Fabric Baskets and Dressmaking Tips and Tricks to loads of wonderful people. 

Harriet and I. I'm wearing my rib knit Briar Tee and Marigold Trousers 

I caught up with so many crafty friends, including the amazingly talented water-colourist Harriet de Winton, who was also doing workshops. She's a wonderful person to be around and she also painted this years show map! 

Briar Tees - Take Two

Hi Everyone, 

With everything going on at the moment I've neglected the blog slightly. And because of that I never posted June's Blogger Network post on here. 

If you want to read about my latest Briar Tees, you can read my post on the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network HERE. I am over the moon with the comfort of these, and they've been so useful in this amazing weather we've been having too.