Simplicity 8014: DIY Brushed Flannel Plaid Checked Button Down Shirt Dress

Hey Friends, Today is a quick share of my most recent make: a button down shirt dress made using Simplicity 8014. This is my second time making this shirt dress. You can see my first version here, made using an African wax print. This time round the main alteration I made was doing a 5/8ths […]

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Vogue 8940: DIY Mens Double Breasted Navy Wool Melton Peacoat

Hello Friends! Today I am sharing my review of Vogue 8940 which I made for Philip as his Christmas present. I think getting it done within 3 weeks of Christmas is not a bad feat 🙂 Both the outer wool melton and the acetate satin twill lining came from Fabworks – both are beautiful quality […]

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Simplicity 1283 and 1167: DIY Wool Jersey Jacket and Wool Suiting Trousers

Hello Friends, Today is a double whammy of Simplicity/ Mimi G Style patterns, made using Simplicity 1283 and Simplicity 1167 (which I have made before….see here, here and here). First off, thanks to the Simplicity/ Newlook group for gifting me Simplicity 1283…they let me choose three patterns and this was one of them. Secondly, this […]

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Named Clothing Talvikki Sweater: DIY Boiled Wool Sweater

  Hi Friends, Still playing catch up  on makes from last year….there is this one and one more to come. Anyway, this is the Talvikki Sweater by Named Clothing, made in a petrol blue boiled wool purchased locally to me. This is my first experience of sewing with this Finnish pattern company, and I am […]

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2017 Year End Sewing Review

Hello Readers, Today I wanted to look back over my sewing from the last 12 months. It’s been another great year of productivity and making clothes that I enjoy wearing. This was the year that I went back to work after a 5 year hiatus and it doesn’t seem to have slowed me down too […]

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Simplicity 8175: DIY animal brocade midi length skirt

Hey everyone, As fast as I seem to get caught up with the blogging back-log, I  go and sew something else and the back-log’s back 🙂 Can’t stop, won’t stop sewing 🙂 Here’s a skirt I made recently using some animal brocade purchased from Remnant Kings. I actually first saw this fabric made into a […]

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Kwik Sew 4111: DIY Maroon Silk Velvet Tulip Skirt Dress

Hi Friends, Don’t be fooled by the sun in these photographs: it was freezing the day we took them, and we had to be fast! That’s why the opaque tights are out…not very glam but necessary unless you want frost bite, lol. This is my second version of Kwik Sew 4111, this time made in […]

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Simplicity 8166: DIY shirred high neck line dress

Hey Friends, Today I am sharing my version of Simplicity 8166. This is a little different style for me, but one that I have been wearing lots since I made it. It’s great to throw on over a pair of tights and boots, and layered with a cardigan if needed. (BTW, I think this pattern might […]

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