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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Butterick 5616: DIY Bleached Denim Jacket

Hi Everyone, Today’s post relates to a denim jacket that I made a couple of months ago, using Butterick 5616. A me-made denim jacket has been on my to-sew list for a couple of years now, so I am glad I finally got it ticked off. There are quite a few different jeans jackets patterns […]

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Simplicity 8554: DIY Unstructured Grey Cupro Trench Duster Coat

Hey All, Simplicity 8554 has been on my to-sew list since the beginning of spring, and I finally got it made up this week. This is a really great smart-casual piece to add to my wardrobe going into autumn, with a laid back, relaxed vibe to it. I made mine in a grey cupro from […]

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McCalls 7624: DIY Palm Print Maxi Dress Caftan

Hey All! The summer sewing continues as the UK enjoys record temperatures. Happy days. McCalls 7624 is a perfect dress for wafting around in, when you want to be covered up, but feel free and breezy. It is really one of those dresses that can take you from pool, to market, to lunch, to out […]

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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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