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By Hand London Sabrina dress

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Today the lovely ladies at By Hand London have released their newest pattern –  the Sabrina dress. The dress comes in two variations – the strappy, button down version and the sleeveless dress with the bateau style neckline. It’s a beauty and is the perfect start dress for anyone keen to get into sewing.

Sabrina comes as a PDF only version and is available directly from the By Hand London website, priced at only £9. Buy it here. I’d love to know which version you will be making up. I’ve got my eyes on the sleeveless version in an autumnal colour or print.


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Wednesday wishlist

This week, I’m channelling autumn. I love everything about this season; the crunchy leaves underneath our feet, the colder nip in the air, snuggling up to scarves when we venture outside, the autumnal smell in the air, a roaring fire.

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Red tartan blanket scarf, £15, River Island

One way I can tell I’m getting excited about autumn is that I start dreaming of wearing tartan. One place I always think of when searching for my new tartan piece is River Island. The shop has an endless supply of plaid pieces come this time of year and what better way to prepare for autumn than with this beauty of a blanket scarf? I feel a shopping trip coming up.

Lille ankle boots, £89, Jones

Lille ankle boots, £89, Jones

Next up, of course, is a sturdy, yet lovely pair of boots. I literally live in boots in autumn and winter and, sadly, my current chelsea boots are just about to give up the ghost. I was in Bath at the weekend and I saw these and, knowing my love of a classic pair of footwear, it has proven hard not to buy them. These ones are from Jones, a company that I first discovered while at uni. Although a little pricey, you can’t beat the quality of their shoes and really, isn’t it worth investing in a decent pair of boots? Can you tell I’m trying to convince myself?

Cecile sweater, £99, Toast

Cecile sweater, £99, Toast

And finally, one of the must-have items for this colder weather is a cosy jumper and this raspberry coloured one, from Toast, would make the perfect addition to an autumn wardrobe. I’ve loved this colour for as long as I can remember and, as well as a mustard coloured jumper, this piece will be going on my wishlist. Plus, it can be worn with almost anything as the colour is so versatile.

What’s on your wishlist this week? Have you embraced the colder weather yet?


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Wednesday wishlist

For this week’s Wednesday wishlist I’m chanelling the smart casual look, since it’s starting to cool down outside and I want something comfortable to wear but don’t want to wrap up in jumpers just yet.

Who doesn’t love ASOS first of all? Their selection of beautiful dresses always get me and this one by Glamorous is the perfect frock to wear for birthday celebrations this weekend. Plus, since I recently purchased their near identical red version I know the style will suit me.

 

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Glamorous tall shift dress, £20, ASOS

Wouldn’t this dress go really well with these faded denim Vans? I’ve been craving a pair of Vans for a while now and I think that a plain pair in a neutral colour would work with a whole range of outfits. Of course, I have also been eyeing up some of the floral and Liberty print ones too.

Faded denim Vans, £46.99, Office

Faded denim Vans, £46.99, Office

And, just because, I’ve included a sweet t-shirt to wear with jeans or a skirt for the upcoming autumn weather. This one from Pull & Bear is easily wearable and is perfect for those days when you just need a little comfort. Plus it comes with extra encouragement too. What’s not to love?

T-shirt, £9.99, Pull & Bear

T-shirt, £9.99, Pull & Bear

Let me know what you think about this week’s Wednesday wishlist. I’d love to hear your comments.