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Holm Sown Online Fabric Shop - Marilla Walker Roberts Collection Dungaree Dress Pattern Review

Pinstripe Dungaree Dress {Marilla Walker Roberts Collection}

I bought Marilla Walker’s Roberts Collection (and her Isca Shirtdress pattern) when she had a 25% off sale just before Christmas.  I hadn’t planned on sewing it quite so quickly, but the notion took me and I had it printed, taped together and sewn within 48 hours!  It would have been quicker if I’d had […]

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Holm Sown: Tilly and the Buttons Bettine Dress - Retro Cityscape Cotton Lawn by McElroy // front view

Tilly & The Buttons Bettine Dress – Retro Cityscape Lawn

You would be forgiven for thinking I’d taken these photos on an autumn evening, but no…these were taken on a somewhat chilly June morning which is why I’m looking a little cold – brrr!.  You’ve got to love the fickleness of a Scottish summer. The pattern This is the Bettine Dress by Tilly & The […]

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Holm Sown: Sew Over It Heather Dress - black and white houndstooth ponte roma // front view

Sew Over It Heather Dress – black and white houndstooth

When Sew Over It released the Heather Dress I was totally smitten with it.  The style of it is right up my street and those curvy hip pockets looked oh-so practical and great for keeping my hands warm on cold winter days in the shop.  When they did a 20% Black Friday discount on their […]

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Holm Sown: McCalls M7351 Shirtdress - Strawberry Fields cotton lawn

McCalls 7351 – Strawberry Fields Shirtdress

Although I started this McCalls shirtdress towards the tail end of last summer, the weather turned cold before I finished it.  It has been waiting patiently to have the buttonholes and buttons sewn and now I’m hoping to get plenty of wear out of it this summer.  It was a super day – lovely and […]

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Holm Sown: Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Dungarees / Pinafore // fabric is Robert Kaufman Dot Cotton Chambray - Indigo

Tilly & The Buttons Cleo Dungaree Dress

The Cleo pattern has been so popular.  I was never quite sure if it was the right shape for me but until you try something you never know! The pattern Cleo is a beginner-friendly pattern that gives you the basic premise of a pinafore / dungaree dress, keeping it nice and simple without too many […]

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Vogue V9149 Swishy Party Dress | Red Poppy Cotton Poplin | Holm Sown

Vogue 9149 – The Swishy Party Dress

Pattern Vogue 9149 is a classic, feminine dress with a simple bodice with front and back waist darts, and a circle skirt (maybe 3/4). It is rated Easy. What I really love about this pattern is that it is such a great blank canvas that you can then go on to customise with a different […]

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Colette Laurel Dress // Midnight Garden cotton poplin // Holm Sown

Midnight Garden Colette Laurel

Since I’m wearing this dress today it seems apt to finally get it on the blog.  You’ll be getting bored on these photos taken on the same windy day – this dress hangs fine but the wind was playing havoc with it! The pattern This is the Laurel shift dress from Colette Patterns.  The dress […]

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The Tank Dress // Sew Caroline // Holm Sown

The Tank Dress – two ways

I’ve been very productive with my sewing this month and rather than delay sharing some of my makes with you, I’m showing you two versions of the Tank Dress modelled by one of my shop dollies. The Tank Dress is: the perfect summer dress that you’ll want to make over and over.  The simple construction […]

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