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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Simplicity 1283 and 1167: DIY Wool Jersey Jacket and Wool Suiting Trousers

Hello Friends, Today is a double whammy of Simplicity/ Mimi G Style patterns, made using Simplicity 1283 and Simplicity 1167 (which I have made before….see here, here and here). First off, thanks to the Simplicity/ Newlook group for gifting me Simplicity 1283…they let me choose three patterns and this was one of them. Secondly, this […]

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Named Clothing Talvikki Sweater: DIY Boiled Wool Sweater

  Hi Friends, Still playing catch up  on makes from last year….there is this one and one more to come. Anyway, this is the Talvikki Sweater by Named Clothing, made in a petrol blue boiled wool purchased locally to me. This is my first experience of sewing with this Finnish pattern company, and I am […]

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Simplicity 8175: DIY animal brocade midi length skirt

Hey everyone, As fast as I seem to get caught up with the blogging back-log, I  go and sew something else and the back-log’s back 🙂 Can’t stop, won’t stop sewing 🙂 Here’s a skirt I made recently using some animal brocade purchased from Remnant Kings. I actually first saw this fabric made into a […]

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