Simplicity 1651 Dress

One of my favourite dress fabrics to use is Cotton Sateen because it can create the most gorgeous dresses. I found this fabric at Spotlight and thought it would look really great being broken up by some white cotton sateen.

Description: Misses’ dress with slim or flared skirt has front & back bodice options, sweetheart or twist-front & open back. Including sleeveless, 3/4 or cap sleeves.
Pattern: Simplicity 1651
Fabric: Cotton Sateen from Spotlight

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Two-Toned Leila Dress

As soon as I finished my first Leila dress by Marsha Style patterns I knew I needed another one! I decided to colour contrast it with this abstract Duck Cloth cotton from Spotlight. This dress is so cute and comfortable to wear on the weekends and also really easy to make up!

Description: The Leila Dress features a V-neckline with gathered tiers.
Pattern: Taree Marsh Leila Dress
Fabric: Lightweight denim
Changes I made: I brought the v-neck higher so it wasn’t so low cut. I also took it in about 10cms at the sides so the overall dress wasn’t so full.

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Denim Leila Dress

My latest summer dress is the “Leila Dress” by Marsha Style patterns. This is a very popular style of dress at the moment, so it’s nice to be able to make my own version. The Leila Dress is easy to download and print out. It has a number of variances to choose from and it’s very quick and easy to stitch up.

There is a sleeve hack on Taree’s blog to make the sleeves shorter. Otherwise you can make them mid or long length. You can also add another layer to the dress to make it maxi length.

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Free Glasses Case Sewing Pattern

I wanted to make some soft cases to store my sun and reading glasses. These are quick and easy to make and perfect for use in your handbag, car or around the house. I created this sewing pattern for use with 10cm or 8cm clip lock clasps. Best of all download this pattern for free!

Sewing Pattern: Sixteen Stitches Glasses Case Pattern
Fabric: Drill or Cotton Duck Cloth

I found Cotton Duck Cloth or Drill the most suitable fabric for these as they already contain a bit of weight. However, if you choose some softer fabric you could put some iron-on interfacing on it to make it thicker.

Create them in a number of different colours or styles!

If you wanted to purchase them already made you can find my glasses cases available on my Honey Love Handmade Etsy store.

Happy Sewing

Erin xx

Closet Core Kalle Shirtdress

I recently found a heap of versions of this dress searching on my Instagram sixteenstitches. There were so many beautiful styles made from linen to the lightweight rayon fabrics, so I thought I’d test out the pattern myself. The dress below was the first ‘test’ dress that I made from some scrap lightweight linen I had and I’ve since purchased some 100% cotton material to make my second version.

Description: With a loose, body-skimming silhouette and a number of interchangeable features it’s the ultimate for easy dressing.
Pattern: Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress pattern
Material: Lightweight linen from Spotlight

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Tilly Buttons Mathilde Blouse (Edited)

My latest blouses made from linen were inspired by a number of loose fitting comfortable shirts that I purchased from Petal and Pup. I ended up buying two shirts ($60 each) before I thought about creating my own. I scoured through a number of patterns to try and find something similar and ended up landing on the Tilly and the Buttons Mathilde Blouse.

The image on the left below is the Tilly and The Buttons Mathilde Blouse and the picture on the right is the Petal and Pup Blouse that I took my inspiration from.

Description: Loose fitting blouse with frilled edges, button up back, longer curved back and a round neck line.
Pattern: Tilly Buttons Mathilde Blouse (Edited)
Fabric: Spotlight Linen

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