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Jumper Dress Geometric Style

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Pattern Review: McCalls 7194
I have finally blogged! So I have to admit I finished this dress back in January but haven't gotten round to posting it.


I decided to make McCalls 7194 as my sewing mojo had been low and I fancied some instant gratification. I cut a 14 all over and lengthened it to make it a dress. The only other alteration I made was to take off some of the length of the shoulders as the seam sat quite low on me.

The fabric was purchased from Textile Centre in Walthamstow priced at £2.75 per yard. I really wasn't sure about the fabric and I think that it is still growing on me. The fabric is a super comfortable sweater knit though so that makes up for it. 

This pattern is really easy as it doesn't include any notions, closures or darts. It all came together very quickly. I would definitely make this again and maybe try going down a size for a snug fit. I am sucker for cowl neck dresses as I really like the way they frame the face. 
I made myself hem this dres…

Cross Stitch Crazy

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Pattern Review: Framecraft Handbag Mirror
My sewing mojo is still firmly in the gutter so I thought that this severely belated post about an instant gratification cross stitch project might make me feel better.
This was a lovely birthday present from some friends. It is a pocket mirror that comes with the patterns for every letter of the alphabet. You can currently purchase this online here. 


This was easy to complete and I did most of it on the train home to Bristol for Christmas. 
It was a great in between project as I started on my next large cross stitch project: Maia Fan Fair This will take me an age but I am really enjoying it so far. This is what the finished project will hopefully look like!

Wish me luck! And also pray that my sewing mojo returns swiftly.
Happy Stitching