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This is the Material Girl Laura Blog.

Here you will find posts written by Material Girl Laura as well as some Guest Blogs.

We hope you enjoy reading these Blogs and they help to inspire and give you an insight into the patterns and materials used.


Thanks for reading!


Laura x

Sew Over It Ultimate Trousers made by Adelle

Friday 18th January 2019

Hello, I'm Adelle and I am on a mission to create a handmade wardrobe. I'm so excited to be asked to review this fabric for the Material Girl Laura blog. The Fabric I've struggled finding cotton sateen…

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The perfect Christmas Party Dress

Friday 21st December 2018

When I set out making the Sew Over It Betty Dress I never realised I would fall head over heels in love with it. I felt like a million dollars in this dress. It is perfect for a Party, Special Meal or Wedding. I decided on making it in the John Kaldor Coffee…

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New Craft House Winter Party

Saturday 8th December 2018

We had so much fun together at the New Craft House Party. I met some lovely people and me and my friends had a super time. I made a True Bias Ogden…

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Nina Lee Moselle Ruffle Dress

Sunday 19th August 2018

I was inspired by so many people on Instagram making this pattern, notably Rocco Sienna and Robins Nest, If you don't follow these lovely ladies you must! I really had to get on and get mine ready for my holiday. I knew exactly which fabric I would be using I just needed to get to work. Unfortunately when I should have been sewing this last minute quick sew I was in the dealership…

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Thank You Teacher

Wednesday 25th July 2018

So this year I decided I would make my Daughters Teacher a bag to say thank you. I have already made the same Teacher a Tote Bag previously that she uses everyday for School but this time I wanted to make something that she could use for chucking a couple of things in for trips out to the pub etc. She prefers darker colours so I decided on our Flamingo Foliage Cotton…

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Another Ogden Cami

Saturday 30th June 2018

This pattern has quickly become a firm favourite of mine. I love everything about it. This time I chose our gorgeous Atelier Brunette Stardust Black Double Cotton Gauze. Its perfect for the hot weather we are currently having in the UK and perfect for layering in the colder months. I wanted it…

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My Stripy Coco

Tuesday 29th May 2018

I had day dreamed about this Tilly And The Buttons Coco Top long enough before I got going with it so I thought I better get a move on and get one done! The Yarn Dyed Light Blue Striped Jersey I used for this top is the…

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True Bias Ogden Cami

Friday 11th May 2018
Laura

I had been wanting to make this pattern for some time. I have been so inspired by all the Ogden's being made by people in the Sewing Community. I have been particularly inspired by Button and Pips ever expanding collection of them.…

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Sew Over It Doris Dress made by Adelle

Friday 20th April 2018
Adelle from www.buttonandpip.com

Hello I'm Adelle from www.buttonandpip.com. I finally met the lovely Laura, the face behind 'Material Girl Laura' after admiring her shop online. The power of Instagram, brought us together and I was so surprised to find out she only lived a few miles down the road. I spent a morning in awe and wonder, stroking all the beautiful fabrics that she has. I was flattered to be asked to write a guest blog post for Material Girl Laura. The sun has finally arrived in the UK and I am starting to think about my summer wardrobe. With my ban on buying RTW this year, I'm thinking of the…

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Chantelle's Tilly and the Buttons Marigold trousers

Friday 13th April 2018
Chantelle

I finally feel like Summer is approaching and cannot wait for warmer days. During this time I love to wear pastel colours to match all the beautiful blooms that are all around. I had been lusting after the See You At Six Lines Pink Viscose Rayon fabric for a while so I knew now was my chance to make something with it. It is the most glorious delicate pink fabric with subtle ecru lines. When I first touched the fabric, I was amazed by how soft and tactile it was. It is such amazing quality and looks a lot more expensive than…

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