Simplicity 8842: diy high waisted pleated front black wool trousers

Hey Everyone, I feel like I may just have found my new favourite trousers pattern! High waist, contoured waistband that doesn’t gape, tapered legs, slash pockets and pleated front. Even though this pattern made me work HARD to get the fit that I wanted I love the end result. This is a Simplicity Amazing Fit […]

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Grainline studio tamarack jacket: diy grey cotton quilted jacket

Hi Everyone, Today I am excited to share my version of the extremely popular Grainline Studio Tamarack Jacket. I’ve had the idea to make a quilted jacket floating around in my head for probably more than a year. It sometimes gets chilly in my office (in pre-Covid days of course, when I used to go […]

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Mccalls 7977: DIy ruffle white broderie anglaise and black spotted net blouse

Hi Everyone, Today I am sharing details of one pattern, done two ways. This is McCalls 7977, made in a white cotton broderie anglaise and also in a black net fabric with large scale spots. Both of these fabrics were purchased from the eBay seller, fabricmarket. Full review below, but here are some details of […]

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peppermint magazine wrap top: diy pink double gauze wrap top

Hi Everyone, The Peppermint Magazine wrap top is a free pattern available to download from the Peppermint Magazine website (although you should consider making a donation towards the cost). It is a beautifully drafted pattern created by In The Folds, and is the third of this series of patterns I have made (in fact, I […]

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Butterick 6295 and greenstyle lille racerback tank: Diy active wear

Hi Everyone, Today’s post features a remake of an active wear outfit that I first made 4 years ago. Check out the outfit back then: I have come a long way since then in terms of understanding fit, fabric and mastering sewing techniques! Working out from home and I was tired of the active wear […]

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McCalls 7974: DIY button front, v neck dress with gathers and tie sleeves

Hi Everyone, Let me introduce my new favourite dress: McCalls 7974. This pattern is an almost identical match to the famous Cult Gaia Willow dress, so this pattern is the perfect way for home sewists to achieve the designer look but at a fraction of the cost. And yes, the pattern comes with the option […]

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