Alder by the sea

I’m always raving about how much I love Indie patterns, and here I go again. My friend remarked the other day how I always make really ‘modern and cool’ pieces (thank you very much!). I think this is all thanks to almost exclusively making clothes using patterns designed by smaller independent designers, who design really current, but also timeless pieces.

The Alder dress is no exception.

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Upcycling: Sheeting

I apologise for the pun. It’s not even a good one. If you are confused and have no idea what I’m talking about – I made a top out of a vintage sheet. A Wiksten tank top, no less. Seen here paired with my Tap Shorts that I made last summer (mental note to make more).

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Saltspring at a wedding

Last week my best friend Ida married Gaby, the love of her life. It was such a beautiful wedding, full of love. I got the big honor to be Ida’s witness which made it extra special for me. I also made the pink bow ties for their two little bridesmaids, their dogs Lily and Tinos! There were a lot of happy tears and lovely speeches.

And a dress! I felt like I needed to wear something special for the day, and when I found this insanely gorgeous fabric over at Blackbird Fabrics, I decided to splash out on postage. And here is the result.

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