I'm Megan! Tea-drinker-in-chief at Dolly Henry! Here on my blog, I share my adventures as a seamstress, designer and life as a creative. I sell my sewing patterns on Etsy and my handmade collection at the markets! I hope you enjoy reading and please do pop by the contact page and introduce yourself, share your blog or your favourite cake recipe! The kettle is on!


Thursday, 23 February 2017

Gingham and Tigers I wears - oh MY!

While I may still be relatively new to making *my* own clothing, I've discovered some surprising side-effects of me-made fashion already.

The first being, that making my own clothes has resulted in instant conversation starters when I'm out and about. "I love your dress." "Oh thank-you! I *made* it."

This small exchange results in an instant mini-conversation about sewing, whether the other party sews or not etc. It's quite fun! And if I get any funny looks, I prefer to think they are gobsmacked by my amazing sense of style, rather than thinking "What IS she wearing?" and shaking their heads. I'm thinking positive though, because every time I go out, someone likes my dress or like a five year old, I bask in their admiration.


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Bunnies, Bags and Bonnets

February has been a flurry of pattern making and plans. 
Today I finally pressed 'publish' on the Pixie Pocket pattern, a sweet little woodland bunny that I designed to be friends with Hazel. There is a lot of work in pattern making, especially as my doll patterns have step-by-step photograph guides. It's the way I learn best so I figured maybe other people do too!


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

The Marvelous Maxi

It's been on my 'to make list' for awhile.
A long, swishy, full skirt that would have made my five-year old self swoon.
(You see at five, a long skirt or dress must mean one is a princess)

With fabric that I bought a few years ago for a fifties style dress that I somehow never got around to, I thought this beautiful Joel Dewberry Voile would make a rather marvelous maxi.

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