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Glitter Critters! Fun animal print fabric.

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Glitter Critters! Fun animal print fabric.
I have had a shipment of fabric from Micheal Miller arrive a couple of weeks ago.
The collection is called ’Glitter Critters‘ which I think is just too cute for words.

These small scale designs are perfect for a top or two for yourself or the ‘mini you’ in your life.

These ditsy prints don’t really require any pattern matching skills other than making sure if your hedge hogs are all in a row! 🤣🤣

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Peek a boo! Bunny. Simplicity 2250 - stash make.

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Peek a boo! Bunny. Simplicity 2250 - stash make.
I have to be honest this one has also ended up as a bit of pattern hack. I have not stayed completely true to Simplicity 2250. But that is sewing .. we don’t have to stick to everything from just one pattern. We can take elements from several that we love and create something that we will truly love..and that is what I have done.

This pattern has a gather and pleated style bodice which is what I like about this particular pattern and then underneath as the lining just a standard 2 panel bodice. The back is all one piece- a little unusual but hey, it worked.

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To frill or not to frill... McCalls M7602

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To frill or not to frill... McCalls M7602
Another Micheal Miller fabric from my shop- Hummingbirds and Hibicus. I used a McCalls pattern M7602, that I purchased last summer and hadn’t got around to making up.
To be honest I love both of the fabrics- but not sure about the together look in this top. Nick says it’s totally mad and the perfect summer top for his wife and he would have expected nothing less.. so I guess that means regardless, I will wear it anyway.

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McCalls M6696 Kashmir Gardens shirt dress.

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McCalls M6696 Kashmir Gardens shirt dress.
This fabric is from Micheal Miller and the collection is called Kashmir Gardens. I have gone with the blue colour way from the collection but the pink colour way would make a stunning dress with it pink, orange and teal tones – just perfect for spring.

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The difference between 1950’s glam and 1980’s retro? I’d say three inches!

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The difference between 1950’s glam and 1980’s retro? I’d say three inches!
Dior 1950’s glamour or 1980’s retro bubble dress.. it’s a hard call, but I would say the differnce is three inches!
Is my dress domed a failure and will its life never seeing the light of day hiddding at the back of the wardrobe. Its a hard call..

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