How to sew an easy girls' skirt

So, Spring is here (well, almost) and our small people just keep growing. Here's an easy peasy pattern for an elasticated waist skirt you can make in an hour or two.

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Making a Mimi blouse

I've finally finished my first blouse; the Mimi blouse from Tilly Walnes' brilliant Love at First Stitch. If you don't have a copy (and are interested in dressmaking) I would thoroughly recommend it.

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Making the Flo dress

I designed the Flo dress by accident. I tired to make a Mini Ruby dress from Love Sewing magazine and it was a disaster. The more I tried to fix it the worse it got, until it eventually went in the bin.

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How this all started

I've been hand sewing since I was a child, but have really got into dressmaking in the last 18 months or so. I watched the 2014 series of the Great British Sewing Bee on a borrowed iPad in hospital just after giving birth to my second child.

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