Dresses / Skirts


Te Fiti
First of all, I cut my hair short!!!!! I don’t think it has ever been this short ever since I turned double digits. It has been a bit of an adjustment, even though it’s a long bob cut it’s short. Now I just need to figure out what I can do with it. For this months make I made myself this snuggly knitted dress. I’m on my way of making all the knitted dresses! CLICK HERE TO READ THE BLOG […]

Snuggly knit dresses.*


Hayhay
*The pattern was gifted to me to test before release, fabric was also gifted in collaboration with the testing. I have been so lucky to be one of By Hand London’s pattern testers, and whenever they need a pattern to be tested I always make the time to do so. They are my first ever pattern company and they have a special place in my heart. This time is no exceptions. I wasn’t sure I would like the empire waist […]

The bird has landed!*


Mother Gothel
Remember that Vicki Wright, the queen of African Wax Printed dresses, from @sewvee celebrated her birthday back in March? Well, this was my contribution to her celebration and challenge! I hadn’t prioritized the make at the time because of my ankle and the dressmakers ball, so the last two days before the challenge ended I sewed my ass off just in time to enter. This is the first dress I made using wax prints and I can see the fascination […]

African wax print dress



John Smith
This year was my first time making it to the Dressmakers Ball. Even though it was with a cast. The anticipation of meeting all the people you’ve been following on social media, but not actually talked to, and the fact that I didn’t actually know anyone made the experience both exciting and frightening both at the same time. For the occasion, I made the Ailakki jumpsuit with some hacks to it. The jumpsuit itself is like the pattern with the […]

The Dressmakers Ball 2019


Mamá Imelda Rivera
Since I’m leaving for London tonight to go at the Dressmakers Ball at Leichester tomorrow, I thought it would be suited for me to finally blog about another extrodinary make for a fancy event I went to last year. The dress is the amazing Magnolia dress from Deer & Doe. I made the maxi dress version with thigh split and low neckline. I love how incredibly sexy it is, but not too much so that it becomes tacky. Every two […]

The ultimate ballgown


I haven’t blogged about my Christmas dress so here it is in all its glory. Usually my husband and I celebrate Christmas eve seperatly and then the next few days we’ll alternate between the two families. After we got married we started to celebrate Christmas eve together. First time was with my family and so this time it’s with his family. My first Christmas eve with the in-laws was great, amazing food and company. For the occasion I made myself […]

Green velvet for a white Christmas



I love this dress. I’ve been wearing it none stop lately, it’s a jersey dress that is both classy and casual at the same time. The perfect amount of both. I made this in October last year to wear at my niece christening. It has become a stable in my wardrobe and I need to make more if these with sleeves. My first Kielo wrap dress was the sleeveless option I made for the Sew Together for Summer challenge. You […]

Sleeved Kielo wrap dress


Achilles & Captain Phoebus
This is my last post for Minerva Craft for this year. With the move to our new house everything will be packed down and stay that way until we’ll get settled. But packing up my sewing room takes forever since I want to have it up as long as I can.  Ok, back to this months make. I made version 2 and 3 of the Selene skirt and loving the two pocket details on them! The fabric of the dogtooth […]

Selene skirt for autumn.


Cleo and Jiminy Cricket
The Stretch sewing book from Tilly and the Buttons makes an other appearance! Back in June, I made Geppetto and Pinocchio from the book using two of their dress patterns.  This time i’ve made myself a top and a pinafore, the new additons are also named from characters from the same movie, so say hello to Cleo and Jiminy Cricket! CLICK HERE TO READ THE BLOG POST Name: Cleo and Jiminy Cricket (from Pinocchio) Pattern: Freya jumper and Bibi pinafore from Tilly […]

My first pinafore.