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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

Beautiful Botanicals Wilder Gown Blouse

Sunday 1st March 2020
Loopy Mabel’s Closet @loopymabels_closet

I am an old-fashioned girl at heart and love fabrics with that vintage touch. Or anything with a hint of days…

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Simply Sewing Magazine Matilda Dress

Wednesday 5th February 2020

Its funny what catches our eye isn't it? Take this pattern for instance, it had been in my stash for absolutely ages, completely flying under my radar and waiting hopefully to be unleashed from the packet. It wasn't until the lovely Donna, aka The Modern Maker on Instagram, had posted a gorgeous leopard print version she had made, that I noticed this lovely pattern. Its everything I love in a dress. Its midi length, long sleeved and the expandable waist courtesy of the fabric drawstring belt means its a diners delight! Sewing up this dress is super easy. The only change I had to make was to gather the sleeves a little to get them…

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Simple Sew Juliette Dress Hack

Wednesday 4th September 2019

I had wanted to make the Juliette for a long time and had agonised over what to make it in. I had…

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Deer and Doe Myosotis Dress by Vicky aka @sewlittlesparrow

Saturday 6th July 2019

Hi Folks I'm lucky enough to be friends with the lovely Laura and along with a few other ladies we had been on an eventful day out to a sewing meet up back in January (I won't bore you with the full story why it was eventful but it involved the RAC!) It was my turn to drive and after dropping off the rabble…

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Vogue 9197 made using our John Kaldor Blush Scuba

Sunday 7th April 2019

I came across this amazing pattern on line and was also inspired to go ahead and make this wonderful dress by the amazing Sewing Blogger Riva La Diva, who made an amazing Scuba Version. I absolutely love Scuba,…

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My Dressmakers Ball Frock Vogue V9253

Wednesday 27th March 2019

Vogue V9253 made using our Lady McElroy Serengeti Vogue Linen Look Viscose! Gosh this Dress has got to be the most deliberated make I have ever made. I have chewed the ears off of several of my friends about it including my Husband, who might I add is amazing at helping you to make a decision as he does not hold back with his critique! …

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Papercut Kyoto

Saturday 16th February 2019

The Papercut Kyoto has been burning a hole in my Pattern Stash for ages now. I bought it some time ago at a show inspired by one of our lovely customers Nicky who had made a gorgeous version from one of our fabrics. The pattern instructions are simple and easy to follow…

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Pattern Clash Coco

Thursday 31st January 2019

This make was totally inspired by a Boden Top that my Daughters both have. When I first saw it on their Website, I thought to myself I want one of those for myself! The seed was sewn and over the coming weeks I mulled over the make and realised that the garment could be made from remnants. This make was made using two fabrics measuring between…

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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…

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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…

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