Summer dressmaking

We went to the Rag Market in Birmingham yesterday and as usual, it didn't disappoint. I came back with 5 bags crammed with fabric, the most expensive being a whopping £2.50 per metre, but mostly £1 a metre. Here's a selection of my haul.

This morning some patterns that I'd ordered online arrived and with such perfect timing I couldn't help but get cutting.

The dress is from a pattern I had purchased previously, the Geranium dress by Made-by-Rae. The fabric is a gorgeous drapey cotton or maybe even rayon, that seems to be printed both sides. To go with, I've made some cropped leggings from one of the Burda patterns. These are in a printed jersey, also from the market. Grand total cost of outfit? About £2 including the elastic. That makes me very happy!

I finished the dress with some vintage red buttons (everything has to be red right now). The outfit is a big hit, phew!

Thanks for visiting today.
Bye for now,


  1. Oh...I love those leggings. And with skulls on!!!

  2. Love the outfits. I will have to pay that market a visit x

  3. The first picture of Amelia is really cute!

  4. This is the second review of this pattern I've read today! It's lovely, I am definitely going to order it make make some for a soon to be born great niece! (There's nothing like being prepared!) x

    1. Ha ha - are they absolutely certain its a niece?

      Lovely clothes, by the way Laura.

  5. love the fabrics and your daughter looks so lovely in the clothes, and pink shoes to match.


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