McCalls 8030: DIY Shirt Dress in Natural Hemp Linen

Hey Everyone, Hope you are all doing well. A little while back, The Hemp Shop, based here in the UK, reached out and asked if I would be interested in making something from one of their hemp based fabrics. I was allowed to select a fabric of my choice and also paid to write this […]

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OOP Simplicity 2153: DIY Navy Cotton Twill Jacket

Hey Everyone, Today I am sharing a jacket that I made before I went on holiday back in July. At the time, I figured a lightweight jacket like this was missing from my wardrobe. Not something waterproof, but just a light layer to throw on over clothes during the cooler days of our summer. Turns […]

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AnnA Allen Anthea Blouse: DIY Button Front Eyelet Blouse with Puff Sleeves

Hey Everyone, I am almost caught up with my pre-holiday sewing. One more item to go after this one. Today I am sharing details of the Anthea Blouse by new-to-me pattern designer, Anna Allen. I combined two different eyelet fabrics (found on eBay) to create an airy summer blouse. This blouse is simple to sew […]

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Butterick 5795: DIY Animal Print Wrap Front Swimsuit

Hey Everyone, Today I am sharing the swimsuit I wish I had made before we went on holiday, but didn’t. I figured I should make the swimsuit anyway once we were back, because having a great fitting swimsuit to hand is always a good thing. This was made using Butterick 5795, and this is the […]

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McCalls 7948: DIY Border Print Cotton Tiered Trapeze Dress

Hi Everyone, I made another version of McCalls 7948, this time in a very light weight cotton border print that I have had in my stash for a few years. You can see my first version here and read about the adjustments I made to the pattern for that first version. I made this version […]

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McCalls 7974 Modified to A Top in Gingham Viscose

Hey Everyone, A Super short post today to share a top I made using McCalls 7974. I have made this pattern once before as a dress (see here), and it really wasn’t very hard to modify it to top length, simply by shortening the skirt pieces to create a short ruffled peplum. As a general […]

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Megan Nielsen Dawn Jeans and Petite Knit Anker’s Summer Shirt

Hey All, I made another pair of Megan Nielsen Dawn jeans in a bleached cotton denim from Cloth House. It’s the same denim that I used to make my denim jacket from. On this version I did a 0.5 inch full inner thigh/ knock knee adjustment using the Minott method as shared by Debbie over […]

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