McCalls 7948: DIY Snake Print Tiered Dress

Hi Everyone! Today I am sharing a dress which I think will split opinion. This is McCalls 7984, made in a snake print viscose. Before we go any further let me say that I know my waist is my narrowest point, and I do like to wear things which emphasize my waist, or draw attention […]

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Named Clothing Reeta Shirt: DIY Sandwashed Tencel Blouse

Hi Everyone, Autumn dressing: in this part of the world it means coping with wind, rain, sun, fog and fluctuating temperatures. And that is just in one day, lol. Moving from indoors to outside, and the vagaries of central heating means, for me, dressing in light layers that keep me comfortable, and preferably natural fibres. […]

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OOP McCalls 6172: DIY Animal Print Crombie Style Coat

Hi Everyone! Excited to bring you one of my latest makes: an animal print coat in a style that is as close to my dream coat pattern as I have managed to get until now. Let me back up… Last year I made Simplicity 8451, and in that post I talk about what my dream […]

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Vogue 1638: DIY Satin Skirt with Flounce and Asymmetric Hem

Hey Everyone! When the fall Vogue patterns were released a few months back I instantaneously thought “wow, what a great collection!” So much so that I ended up ordering this skirt pattern, V1638, together with V1649 and V1650, to be shipped to me from the States. At the time I had been seeing lots of […]

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OOP McCalls 6991: DIY Sage Green Wrap Tie Blouse

Hey Everyone, Can you believe that this is the fourth time I have made this (now out of print) pattern? I have made two versions using view B (see original posts here and here): And the very first version made using the view that I made again for this post, view C (see original post […]

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Simplicity 8292: DIY Black Stretch Woven Fitted Sheath Dress

Hey Everyone, Getting caught up with outstanding blogging. Today I am sharing a dress I made before I went on holiday to wear for a meeting at work. I just wanted something comfortable, well fitting, easy to wash and wear, and smart. I had this textured stretch woven in my stash (mystery content) and decided […]

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True Bias Ogden Cami: DIY Floral Cami Sun Dress with Ruffled Hem

Hi Everyone! Has it really been more than 6 weeks since my last blog post? Wow. We’ve been away for almost 3 weeks in India and I was busy prior to going, sewing things for the trip which I will share in due course (you get to see a sneak peak of some stuff in […]

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Named Clothing Reeta Shirt and Peppermint Magazine Wide Leg Pants

Hi Everyone! Hope you’re well. First a quick life update: I had a follow up appointment with my consultant following on from my brain haemorrhage some four months ago, and all is good. I am back to normal with assurances that it should not reoccur. I am very fortunate and very grateful to all of […]

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