agnes · arielle · tilly and the buttons

Dream T&tB duo come to life!

Hi guys!

As always, long time no see. I’ve finally started getting my sewing bug back and it’s a gooooooood feeling!

I made myself a new Bronte top but fancied trying something else. I was annoyed that when I’d last made the Agnes top it hadn’t worked out, as Tilly’s patterns are usually rather good to me. I had also been plotting a certain pair for a while. An Agnes/Arielle pairing with my dream Arielle skirt, which I actually bought the fabric for about 9 months ago!

I’m getting more and more into planning (both crafting and life!) and I’m really enjoying planning my me-mades. I’ve changed systems now but this is an old sketch I did for this outfit I had in my mind.


I couldn’t remember how I shortened the Arielle last time i made it so I  measured my pattern pieces against my completed Arielle and winged it!
Doing this I somehow cocked up the lining and it ended up a bit too long but it doesn’t show when I’m wearing it (just!) so I don’t mind. I definitely rushed the end of this skirt because I was desperate to wear it for a visit to Brighton! I put the buttons on by machine for the first time ever and omg that saved me about a bajillion hours of my life!!! It doesn’t look as nice as it would if they were handsewn but that 100% doesn’t bother me!


This outfit makes me ridiculously happy and has really reminded me of just how magical sewing is. I think it’s amazing that I just put an idea down on paper and now I’m wearing it.

Loving my new glasses by the way! Aren’t they cute? Cath Kidston paired up with Specsavers!

Finally here’s some shots from my garden, this was our first Spring here and it’s a joy to see all the different flowers popping up!