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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

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 having a fault fixed on my car so it never made it into my suitcase. I thought about making this dress all holiday and missed in the scorching heat…

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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…

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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 to be a touch roomier so I sewed it up on a 3/8 seam instead. With it being gauze and quite a delicate fabric that can sometimes like to fray as a precautionary measure I overlocked all the edges I could once I…

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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…

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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. Each one beautiful in its own right. You can also find Ogden inspiration on our Hall Of Makes too. There…

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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…

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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 it actually is. As a huge Tilly And The Buttons fan, I knew I needed to choose one of…

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Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Top

Sunday 8th April 2018

The Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress pattern is a great pattern to use. It has easy to follow instructions and has enough variations to keep you interested. I made the Top version with the long sleeves. It's…

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You Tube Channel Live!

Monday 19th March 2018

This week we launched our You Tube Channel. We have been uploading some small fabric reviews and did our first fabric review with Laura in front of the camera presenting! View Video

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The Cat's Pyjamas - Dani's First Blog for Material Girl Laura on the Ensemble Patterns Greco Tee

Thursday 1st March 2018

I'm so excited to introduce Dani our Guest Blogger! The Cat's Pyjamas (well, Tee Shirt, really) Despite telling myself I needed to sew my stash before buying new fabric, when I saw the organic cotton Kimsa cat jersey on Material Girl Laura's Instagram feed, I couldn't resist making an order. I was so excited when Laura got in touch to thank me for my order and asked if I would like to write a blog for the website. I didn't have to think twice! Laura very kindly sent me some of the pink…

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