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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My Sewing in 2016: a look back and some things you might have missed

Hi Friends, Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year. I actually still have 2 unblogged items that I completed this year but I am not going to rush into blogging those before the year end. Instead, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the items […]

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Kwik Sew 3504: DIY Mens Corduroy Jeans

Hi Friends, It’s been quite some time since I last made anything for my husband Philip. Well, now that fast has been broken as I made him some corduroy jeans using Kwik Sew 3504. This pattern is fairly well loved on the internet and as Phil is not keen on super skinny jeans this looked […]

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New Look 6225: DIY easy cotton summer top

Hi Readers, I promised last time I have 2 summer tops left to blog about: here’s the first. It hardly seems worth blogging about, being as it is so simple, but hey, it might be useful to someone. New Look 6225 is a simple pull on top designed to be made in light weight wovens. […]

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Simplicity 2479: DIY mens quilted body warmer vest

The only handmade Christmas present I am making this year is finished. This is a quilted mens bodywarmer for my husband Philip, made using Simplicity 2479. This is such a versatile pattern. Not only are patterns included for men and boys in one envelope, but you also have a choice of two different necklines, two different […]

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Cynthia Rowley Pattern Simplicity 2215: happy fathers day!

Happy fathers day to all fathers out there. Hope you are all having a great day. And no, in case you are wondering, I am not just celebrating fathers day by making a new dress for myself 🙂 Phil also got a new shirt. Another version of McCalls 6613, this time in a grey cotton […]

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DIY men’s shirt McCalls 6613: conquering (another) sewing fear

Readers, this is my husband, Philip. Philip, meet my readers. They are a very nice lot! Introductions over, today I want to share with you that I have conquered another sewing fear: sewing a tailored man’s shirt. This is the first shirt I have ever sewn, so prepare to be bored to death with the […]

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