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Sew Short Nissa
I blog about my sewing efforts as a 5ft 1 novice over at
I blog about my sewing efforts as a 5ft 1 novice over at


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A Christmas wonderland for Body and Soul
This month I'm working on something really lovely which brings together my new sewing skills and helps out a great charity called Body and Soul . I was wondering if you could help too! As many of you may know already, I work for Comic Relief and we raise mo...

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Rosy Elisalex half circle dress fit for a wedding
I've not been enjoying sewing so much recently. I'm not sure why exactly. Perhaps it's what and how I've been making things. In the last few months I've predominantly made clothes for friends which have includes a By Hand London Anna dress, full circle skir...

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Another Hepworth dress for another sunny week at the office
This blog post has been a long time in the writing - I finished this dress well over a month ago and wear it regularly, but I wanted to fix a big issue with it  after getting some helpful tips on my  Instagram  posts. Needless to say, I don't appear to be g...

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Oxfam is my new favourite place for fabric! Refashioned Colette Moneta
It was time for a clear out in my little studio flat over the Bank holiday weekend. It doesn't look like we're buying a flat any time soon, after 6 months of trying, so all the little jobs I'd been putting off until 'the move' finally had to be tackled. Not...

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Me Made May round-up
So Me Made May success, photo and blog fail by the end of 31 days! The last half looked a lot like this, with several of the outfits repeated twice. I also wore my dear and doe plantain top 3 times and never managed to get a photo. Wednesday 14th, Vauxhall ...

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The Winning Grey Ikat Sinbad & Sailor Hepworth Dress
What do you do when you get a job interview? Do you spend your time a) preparing and creating those situation task action result examples or b) plan, and sew up an awesome new interview dress. Oh and it’s also Me Made May. Bring on my new Sinbad and Sailor ...

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Me Made May part 1 of 3
The first part of my month in Me Made clothes (1st - 11th May): I like to think I choose what to sew in the same way that I (used to) shop. That is, they have to be versatile and fit most occasions, or they are for a very specific event. The rest of my budg...

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A pledge and some other reflections
Hello hello hello - I've recently realised a lovely group of dedicated sewers (and probably my mum and those friends who made it to instagram) do actually read my blog. For the first time, I feel like I'm writing something that you are reading, rather than ...

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Gather Kits Mortmain Dress
My Easter weekend dress feels like such a long time ago. We went for a little trip to Leeds Castle in Kent and stayed in a tent. It was kind of awesome, apart from the billions of little kids, tents far too close by and not a great experience of their resta...

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Sew Short Nissa vs. Sew Dolly Clacket: Tropical style
Woah this is the brightest dress I've ever worn. It must be Sew Dolly Clacket time!!! When I first started sewing properly, Rosin's blog helped me see that sewing is a hell of a lot of FUN and playful, at a time when I was actually finding it a bit stressfu...
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