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Pattern Spotlight: Lucy Dress

Pattern Spotlight

Pattern Spotlight: Lucy Dress

Our Lucy dress is the perfect all-rounder. Able to be made as a mini or midi dress, with sleeves or without, Lucy can be made to suit any occasion, whether it be a summer day out or a winter date night! With so many options, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite ways to design, hack and style your Lucy dress!  Design Your Lucy Lucy works best in softer fabrics with a good drape. For an easy, understated look, why not try making Lucy in our classic black crepe? Lucy also works well in a pattern, especially a floral print!...

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Pattern Spotlight: Ellie Button Up Shirt and Smock

Pattern Spotlight

Pattern Spotlight: Ellie Button Up Shirt and Smock

One of our most versatile patterns, with Ellie you can make a button up top or a gorgeous smock dress. Lightweight and loose fitting, Ellie is super comfortable and makes for a fab casual look. As she is two patterns in one, the possibilities with Ellie are endless so we’ve compiled a list of the best ways to design, fit, hack and style your own Ellie shirt or smock! Design Your Ellie Shirt or Smock Ellie works well in a light to medium weight fabric, especially in a bold colour cotton for a bright yet comfortable look! Check out our gorgeous thick...

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Artist Spotlight: Hayley Mills-Styles

Interview

Artist Spotlight: Hayley Mills-Styles

Hayley is a Yorkshire based artist who works with embroidery and textiles. As well as working in her home studio in Leeds, Hayley also runs four textile-based workshops at Workshop. We sat down with Hayley to find out a bit more about her work, artistic practice and upcoming projects. Tell us a bit about your artistic background. What made you want to become an artist? What drew you to working with textiles? I’ve always been creative, my parents were both really practical people so I was taught how to sew, bake and do woodwork. I always wanted to work in the...

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How to: Full Bust Adjustment

Tutorial

How to: Full Bust Adjustment

Want to adjust your bodice to fit your bust but don’t know where to start? Read our tutorial on how to achieve a full bust adjustment for your bodice pattern, using our Peggy top as an example.

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Artist Spotlight: Abigail Aaron

Interview

Artist Spotlight: Abigail Aaron

Abigail Aaron is an artist currently based in Bradford who works predominantly in acrylic paint and pastels to create complex abstract works. Graduating with a BA (hons) degree in Fine Art from Leeds Arts University in 2017, Abigail has exhibited her work around Leeds, being our artist of the month for March and showing her work at the cafe prior to lockdown. We sat down with Abigail to learn more about her work, artistic background and inspirations.

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