BUtterick 6331: DIY Midi Length cotton twill Trench

Hey Everyone, Today I am revisiting a pattern I made some 4 years ago; Butterick 6331. Here’s a link to the first version, and a picture below so you can see it. As designed, it is supposed to be a short trench, with an elastic casing in the back to give some shaping. I actually […]

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Vogue 7975: DIY LInton Tweed French Style Jacket

Hi Everyone, This jacket kind of started off as one thing, but ended up as another. I found what looked like an easier, quicker method of making a quilted French style jacket, shared by Alexander Denton on Instagram. Her method cuts down on hand sewing by sewing the outer jacket shell pieces together first (at […]

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Closet Core Pietra Pants: diy heavy stone washed linen pull on pants

Hi Everyone, Back with another pair of pants! This time, it’s the turn of the Closet Core Pietra Pants made in the most perfect heavy weight stone washed linen which was gifted to me by Sew Creative, as part of their ambassador program (all thoughts are my own). Sew Creative are an independent fabric store […]

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Muna and broad noice jeans: diy high waisted tapered leg ecru mom jeans

Hey Everyone, I have been dreaming of making a pair of high waisted, tapered leg ecru coloured mom style jeans for ages, and had a length of ecru coloured bull denim in my stash when a new-to-me pattern company, Muna and Broad, released this pattern. These are the Noice jeans and I really like them. […]

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Petite knit novice sweater: diy hand knit alpaca blend top down sweater

I hope it is not too late to wish all my Readers Happy New Year! And my first finished project of the new year is actually a knitted garment! This is the Novice Sweater by Petite Knit, my second garment knitted using this brand of patterns (see here for first), and I am very happy […]

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Pattern Mash up: newlook 6160 + mccalls 8040 + Mccalls 7948: DIY easy fit dress

Hey Everyone, Hope you all managed to enjoy Christmas (if you celebrate) as you best you could in these current circumstances. I know this year in particular would have been harder than most for some people, especially here in the UK where heavy restrictions were in place limiting movement and meeting other people. We are […]

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Simplicity 8842: diy high waisted pleated front black wool trousers

Hey Everyone, I feel like I may just have found my new favourite trousers pattern! High waist, contoured waistband that doesn’t gape, tapered legs, slash pockets and pleated front. Even though this pattern made me work HARD to get the fit that I wanted I love the end result. This is a Simplicity Amazing Fit […]

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Grainline studio tamarack jacket: diy grey cotton quilted jacket

Hi Everyone, Today I am excited to share my version of the extremely popular Grainline Studio Tamarack Jacket. I’ve had the idea to make a quilted jacket floating around in my head for probably more than a year. It sometimes gets chilly in my office (in pre-Covid days of course, when I used to go […]

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Wool and the gang needed me cardigan: DIY pink mohair cardigan

Hi Everyone, In my previous post I mentioned that the sweater I shared was actually my second knit in the last 12 months. Today I am sharing my first ever knitted garment, which was knitted on straight needles. This is the Wool and the Gang Needed Me Cardigan, which I purchased as a birthday gift […]

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