Butterick 5795: DIY Animal Print Wrap Front Swimsuit

Hey Everyone, Today I am sharing the swimsuit I wish I had made before we went on holiday, but didn’t. I figured I should make the swimsuit anyway once we were back, because having a great fitting swimsuit to hand is always a good thing. This was made using Butterick 5795, and this is the […]

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McCalls 7948: DIY Border Print Cotton Tiered Trapeze Dress

Hi Everyone, I made another version of McCalls 7948, this time in a very light weight cotton border print that I have had in my stash for a few years. You can see my first version here and read about the adjustments I made to the pattern for that first version. I made this version […]

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Simplicity 8454: DIY Snakeprint Chiffon Top with Flounces

Hi Everyone, You know when you have high hopes for a pattern and then it falls slightly short of the mark for whatever reason? This is one of those patterns, at least for me. This is Simplicity 8454, which has been on my to-sew list ever since it came out. Whilst I have ended up […]

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Simplicity 8451: DIY Pink Herringbone Notched Lapel Wool Coat

Hi Everyone, It’s that time of year when I make the project that I personally get the most enjoyment from: a coat. This year’s project is brought you with thanks to the Simplicity New Look Group who provided me with the pattern, and also to Fabworks for the amazing wool (more on that in a […]

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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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