Simplicity 9326 modified: DIY Floral Square Neck Midi Dress

Hey Everyone, Here’s some fitting/ pattern modification notes on Simplicity 9326 that I recently made. The main thing to note is that I added sleeves to this sleeveless bodice and changed up the skirt. Details below. The fabric is a floral viscose jacquard from Selvedge and Bolts. Fitting Notes I cut a size 18 for […]

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Named Clothing Reeta Shirt Dress: DIY Blue Animal Print Shirt Dress

Hey Everyone, Inspite of using the Named Clothing Reeta Shirt Dress to make tops three times (see here, here and here), I’ve never actually made the dress version. I finally bit the bullet and made it as intended (albeit with the addition of long cuffed sleeves) using some viscose crepe purchased from eBay. Conclusion: love […]

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Closet Core Elodie Wrap Dress: DIY Wrap Dress with Dolman Style Sleeves

Hi Everyone, Today’s post features gifted items. Both the fabric and pattern were gifted to me by Sew Essential. If you haven’t come across Sew Essential please do check them out. They are a UK based company that sells not just sewing patterns and fabric, but also a wide range of haberdashery products as well […]

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November Knits Sunde Sweater: DIY Merino Mohair Striped Sweater

Hi, Before sweater weather disappears for the year, here’s a sweater I finished recently. This is the Sunde Sweater by November Knits, and I am very pleased with how this has turned out. It’s very soft, cosy, warm and I love the classic colour combo. Whilst understanding some aspects of the pattern took me some […]

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McCalls 8008: DIY Viscose Lawn Printed Blouse

Hey Everyone, I’m back sharing a blouse I made using McCalls 8008. This is a bit of a sleeper pattern: it comes with a pattern for overalls/ dungarees/ rompers, but I haven’t seen that many versions of either in the sewing community. I made the blouse and I really like it. But then it’s got […]

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Butterick 6385: DIY Midi Khaki Quilted Coat

Hi Readers, In an attempt to get up to date with blogging, here goes trying to write and post a blog post from my phone for the first time! (I’m using the WordPress app for anyone interested). I’ve made this pattern once before (see here), and check below for my modifications to this version. The […]

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New Look K6471: DIY Tie Neck Blouse

Hello Everyone, Today I am sharing details of a blouse that I made using a New Look pattern. I just had a look, and I think the last New Look pattern I made was back in 2018. I no longer tend to even consider New Look releases because I find the sizing to be very […]

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Helen’s Closet Dressing Robe and True Bias Ogden Cami: DIY Sleepset

Hey Everyone, Today I am sharing details of a completely unseasonal sleep set, but one which I am looking forward to wearing when the weather improves. To make this set I used the Helen’s Closet Dressing Robe pattern (pattern no longer available for sale), and the True Bias Ogden Cami, which I have made before […]

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McCalls 8034 #CoraMcCalls: DIY Red Jacquard Square Neck Fitted Dress

Hi Everyone, It was Kezia’s 13th birthday this week and after ordering a dress from Zara which just didn’t fit like she wanted it to, I offered to make her one. I made McCalls 8034 (#CoraMcCalls) in a beautiful red jacquard (ex. River Island) from Rainbow Fabrics. The colour is stunning and it washed, pressed […]

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