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Harriet’s Rowan Top

Harriet’s Rowan Top

I have no problem wearing bright colours, clashing prints – and, to help matters, I am very short - hence the name being @thelittledressmaker!

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Birds of a Feather; Inspiration

Birds of a Feather; Inspiration

First up are some patterns to use with that fabulous silky satin in the Classic and Mini boxes.

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Harriet’s Fat Quarter Makes

Harriet’s Fat Quarter Makes

I used to be exactly the same, squirrelling away those little squares of loveliness in the hopes that one day I'd find something to do with them – lo and behold, that day has finally come! Here are some ideas of how you can use the ever so snazzy fat quarters that come in the Sew Hayley Jane boxes.

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September Inspiration

September Inspiration

Hopefully you're feeling super organised (or at least inspired to be organised) and ready for some autumn sewing!

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How To Attach A Shirt Yoke

How To Attach A Shirt Yoke

I've even already started making some cooler weather clothes which I hope to share with you very soon.

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Harriet’s Ultimate Trousers

Harriet’s Ultimate Trousers

I found myself imagining stepping off of a plane in my floral cigarette trousers (and possibly a matching tie-front top, should there have been enough fabric left before I jetted off to said holiday), a 40s style headscarf and ridiculously massive floppy hat in my hand – even though I've never had or worn one. So it's safe to say that this month's theme of 'wanderlust' was very well conveyed.

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August Inspiration

August Inspiration

I love seeing on Facebook and Instagram what plans people have for the fabric, but if you're stuck for ideas give some of these a try.

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Introducing Harriet

Introducing Harriet

I first came across Harriet earlier this year during the Moneta Party on Instagram and soon started following her vlog as well as her blog Hobbling Handmades. I've always enjoyed her enthusiasm which is why I sent her a Sew Hayley Jane box to review a couple of months ago. Check out the gorgeous Marigold Jumpsuit she made using the chambray she received.

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Shoulder and Neckline Adjustments

Shoulder and Neckline Adjustments

No one has the same body, we are all completely unique and very rarely does a garment fit perfectly first time.

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