Sewing Tips From My Sewing Friends!

Hello everyone! Todays post is a little different because I actually got some of my friends from my sewing gc to help with this post! I asked them all for a sewing tip (or two) to put up on the blog and they were all so thoughtful and kind! So, I hope you enjoy some sewing tips today hehe.


Penny // threadsforapenny

Penny is someone I met through my sewing group chat and all I can say is WOW!! She’s a fab sewer and she also crotches really really well haha.

“I think I would say mainly practice your stitching on a scrap piece of paper beforehand but also don’t be afraid to just go for it!”

Thank you Penny!! ❤

Ella // ellacharlottejones

Ella is a sustainable blogger who knows her stuff! She’s so kind and she’s a queen of thrifting and thrift flipping! She says no to fast fashion and she’s constantly inspiring!

“Always cut off less fabric thank you think when cropping/hemming clothes because once you have cut it off you can’t go back!!”

Thank you Ella – I know I’ve been guilty of this on numerous occasions! ❤

Sharon // halfsoybean

I met Sharon nearly a month ago on instagram and she initially added me to the sewing group chat! She’s such a talented seamstress, full of personality and just the loveliest person ever!

“My sewing tip is to always try and finish off raw edges in some way (zig zag stitch or other) even if you can’t see them and they’re on the inside of the garment. This adds longevity to the item, so that it is more likely to stay in your closet as something you can wear time and time. It helps the item look more professional too.”

Thank you Sharon – you’re a star ❤

Lottie // lottieonpurpose

Lottie and I met on the sewing group chat and we related over Top Model books and fabrics! She’s so lovely and such an interesting person!

“When sewing darts, don’t reverse stitch over the points of the dart but leave the threads long so you can tie them in a knot or two to secure it, then trim the excess thread. This leaves a cleaner and sharper point.”

Thank you Lottie! This is super helpful as I know my darts can be a little messy sometimes! ❤

Caitlin // caitlinkleineberg

I found Caitlín through a youtube video of hers that went viral! (she’s fab you definitely should sub) and I messaged her not expecting a response but I got one! She’s the loveliest person and so down to earth

“Maybe if people are just starting (sewing) then I would suggest filming yourself taking apart an item of clothing and put it back together (looking at how you filmed taking it apart and reverse it) to understand garment construction better”


This is such an awesome tip that I wouldn’t have come up with in a million years! Thank you lovely so much!! ❤

So that is all of the sewing tips for today! I hope you enjoyed reading these tips and meeting some of my sewing friends. Definitely make sure to go and check them out and follow them all – they’re super lovely !!

Logging off, Millie xx

Fashion Challenge

Hey everyone! So today’s blog post is a little different because I asked you guys on my instagram story to give me some general scenarios eg. Coachella that I could style an outfit for! This blog post is totally inspired by Freddys youtube video called the 2 minute wardrobe challenge or something along the lines of that, you should definitely watch it!


1. First Date

This was such a cute idea! So I opted for one of my fave dresses, it’s almost babydoll style with a black collar and lots of holographic sparkles. In addition to this I wore my Dune little black heels and I used my favourite Fiorella black bag!

2. Fancy Dinner

For this, I didn’t want to have something too much but I remembered about this Ted Baker dress I’ve had for a few years now. I paired the dress with some nude pointed kitten heels because I didn’t want the heels to take away from the dress.

3. Wedding

I assumed I was attending someone elses wedding not my own as I don’t have anything that could constitute as a wedding dress haha. So, for this I opted for another of my Ted Baker dresses, its longer than the other one and slightly tight across the chest (clearly things have changed since I was 11) and I paired this with the same nude kitten heels because I wanted the dress to be the main focus.

4. A Festival

Whilst this was a really fun scenario it also made me realise how unprepared I would be for a festival! I really made this up by using a new neon green bikini top and bottoms along with this scarf that I used as a leopard wrap skirt. I didn’t match any shoes with these but I’m guessing you could just go for some sandals or flip flops?

5. A Picnic

I loved this one because it makes me think of my plans for summer with my friends. However, yet again I realised I need to get my summer clothes out because I have no tops that are really ‘suitable’ for a picnic in my winter wardrobe! For this I used a knitted top and a fake leather skirt to create a pink, spring vibe along with my jewelled heel shoes from Dune.


And there you have it! My take on the fashion scenario challenge!! I really hope you enjoyed this and don’t forget to comment and like it!!

Logging off, Millie xx

It’s Time For A Change

Hello lovelies! So today I actually wanted to address something that’s been on my mind with this blog.

Since beginning it I’ve felt like I’ve been putting myself in a box of what my content can be because of my fashion design and fashion niche. However, in the past few weeks I’ve realised that I can make this blog fun and full of fashion design challenges aswell as fashion challenges!

I know in my heart that I want my blog to be a collective space representative of me and my personality and at the moment I feel like it’s really lacking that! I’ve always had this idea that being a fashion design vlog means I can’t have fun and it’s got to always be about what I’m sewing. Now, I realise this can be a place for more than just what is currently under a needle.

So, over the next few weeks, expect more interesting and exciting fashion design content, expect more professional blog posts. I want this blog to have as much effort as my youtube and instagram have put into them. I hope you’re safe and I hope you are looking forward to the positive change taking place on the blog.

Logging off, Millie xx

 

How I Get My Inspiration – My Favourite Fashion Designers

Hello lovelies! Today I’m going to be sharing my 5 most favourite fashion designers! I often get asked who and where I get inspiration and if I’m honest – Pinterest is the way to go! I’ll link my design inspiration board out here if you’re interested in what inspires me.

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Starting My Sustainable Journey

Hello lovelies! Today I wanted to share with you how, as a fashion designer, I’m trying to become more sustainable within my creation of clothes and the buying of clothes. I’ve been aware of sustainable issues and the fashion industry for as long as I can remember but I really want to become more aware about issues in the fashion design industry.

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