Helen’s Closet Blackwood Cardigan

Hi Everyone! Today’s post is a super short one to share my Blackwood Cardigan, by Helen’s Closet. I don’t think this pattern needs much of a review; the number of Blackwood Cardigan’s on Instagram and the internet is testament to what a great pattern this is. It is beautifully drafted, stylish, comes with wonderful instructions […]

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McCalls 6172: DIY Grey Wool Suiting Blazer Trouser Suit

Friends, I returned to work after a 5 year break a year ago (already?!) and realised I didn’t own a suit anymore. I bought around 7 metres of this wool/ viscose/ elastane suiting from Fabworks last year (sorry, all sold out now, but other options available on their website), and thought I would make a […]

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Named Clothing Kielo Wrap Dress: DIY Jersey Dress with Waist Wrap Ties

Hi Everyone! It’s a little while since my last post. I have been sewing. But you know, the weather has not been particularly conducive to blog photography, so the “to-blog list” is increasing! Here’s a dress a made a few weeks back which has been getting worn a fair bit. I find it’s a great […]

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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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