Simplicity 8389: DIY Pull on Camel Coloured Pleated Front Wool Suiting Trousers

Hi Everyone, Today is a short post to share another remade pattern. Second time around is always sweeter! Behold, a second pair of trousers made using Simplicity 8389. Like the first version, this version was also made using a fine wool suiting from Fabworks (sorry, now sold out, but other options available), but this version […]

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Butterick 6385: DIY Military Inspired Funnel Neck Heavy Wool Coat

Hi Everyone, I am very excited to share my latest coat project with you today. You know I love making coats and jackets. It’s been a little while since I made a heavy duty winter coat. When I say heavy duty, I consider both of my previously interlined coats as heavy duty. See here and […]

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Vogue 9285: DIY High Necked Silk Blend Blouse with Shirred Cuffs

Hi Everyone, Happy new year! This was the last project that I started and completed in 2019. It’s Vogue 9285 which was made in a beautiful cupro silk blend gifted to me from Selvedge and Bolts. In case you didn’t know, Selvedge and Bolts is a new online fabric store started in 2019 by Dibs […]

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A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing: Winner of the Giveaway

Thanks to everyone that entered the giveaway. Sorry, but I had to exclude the last two entries because they came in after the 8 am GMT cut off. Nonetheless, and without further ado, the winner (as selected using a random number generator) is: Floating Light Makes. Congratulations! Please get in touch via the contact email […]

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Book Review and Giveaway: A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing

Hi Readers, Sarah Gunn (from Goodbye Valentino fame) and Julie Starr have authored a second, sewing related book. The first was, of course, The Tunic Bible (see here for details) and I was completely honoured when they asked if they could use some of my images of items I have sewn in their new book, […]

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McCalls 7948: DIY Snake Print Tiered Dress

Hi Everyone! Today I am sharing a dress which I think will split opinion. This is McCalls 7984, made in a snake print viscose. Before we go any further let me say that I know my waist is my narrowest point, and I do like to wear things which emphasize my waist, or draw attention […]

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