Burdastyle B6420: DIY Black Zip Front Cut On Cap Sleeve Sheath Dress

Hey Everyone, This is the dress that I made to wear for my birthday this year. It’s Burdastyle 6420. It comes with two views, and I made view A which has a sporty look to it I think. I would describe this view as having cut on cap sleeves, an exposed zip front opening in […]

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Vogue 9201: DIY Dark Floral Tie Neck Shirt Dress

Hi Readers,  We are fully into the colder weather and shorter, darker days here in my part of the world. And of course, that means my sewing is reflecting that. This is Vogue 9201, made in a viscose crepe with a dark, dramatic floral print. This is a shirt dress with some interesting features. Let […]

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Simplicity 8454: DIY Snakeprint Chiffon Top with Flounces

Hi Everyone, You know when you have high hopes for a pattern and then it falls slightly short of the mark for whatever reason? This is one of those patterns, at least for me. This is Simplicity 8454, which has been on my to-sew list ever since it came out. Whilst I have ended up […]

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Simplicity 8451: DIY Pink Herringbone Notched Lapel Wool Coat

Hi Everyone, It’s that time of year when I make the project that I personally get the most enjoyment from: a coat. This year’s project is brought you with thanks to the Simplicity New Look Group who provided me with the pattern, and also to Fabworks for the amazing wool (more on that in a […]

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Pauline Alice Reina Blouse: DIY Lilac Crepe Button Front Bishop Sleeve Blouse

Hi Everyone, More than 2 years ago (wow! Time really is flying by), I pattern tested the Reina blouse for Pauline Alice – you can see that version here. That blouse has been worn to death. Untucked over skinny jeans and layered with a long line cardigan, and tucked into culottes. I think it’s the […]

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Simplicity 8014: DIY Button Up Shirts in Chambray, Silk and Cotton

Hi Everyone, A few weeks ago I had a bit of a wardrobe clear out and assessed what I thought I might need, now we are heading into autumn. One of the things I identified was I felt like I really needed some wearable tops. I am a big fan of button up shirts, and […]

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