Simplicity 9326 modified: DIY Floral Square Neck Midi Dress

Hey Everyone, Here’s some fitting/ pattern modification notes on Simplicity 9326 that I recently made. The main thing to note is that I added sleeves to this sleeveless bodice and changed up the skirt. Details below. The fabric is a floral viscose jacquard from Selvedge and Bolts. Fitting Notes I cut a size 18 for […]

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Named Clothing Reeta Shirt Dress: DIY Blue Animal Print Shirt Dress

Hey Everyone, Inspite of using the Named Clothing Reeta Shirt Dress to make tops three times (see here, here and here), I’ve never actually made the dress version. I finally bit the bullet and made it as intended (albeit with the addition of long cuffed sleeves) using some viscose crepe purchased from eBay. Conclusion: love […]

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Closet Core Elodie Wrap Dress: DIY Wrap Dress with Dolman Style Sleeves

Hi Everyone, Today’s post features gifted items. Both the fabric and pattern were gifted to me by Sew Essential. If you haven’t come across Sew Essential please do check them out. They are a UK based company that sells not just sewing patterns and fabric, but also a wide range of haberdashery products as well […]

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McCalls 8008: DIY Viscose Lawn Printed Blouse

Hey Everyone, I’m back sharing a blouse I made using McCalls 8008. This is a bit of a sleeper pattern: it comes with a pattern for overalls/ dungarees/ rompers, but I haven’t seen that many versions of either in the sewing community. I made the blouse and I really like it. But then it’s got […]

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Vikisews Deborah Blouse: DIY square neckline puffed sleeve fitted blouse

Hi Hi!, Vikisews is a Russian pattern company that has accumulated a large and devoted following in recent times. I wasn’t sure the sizing would work for me, but turns out that it does. I am not saying it is the most size inclusive pattern company, but I was able to fit in to their […]

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Megan Nielsen Durban Jumpsuit and Romper Pattern: DIY Indigo Cotton Jumpsuit

Hi All, Today I am sharing my version of the Megan Nielsen Durban jumpsuit and romper pattern. Full disclosure: I was gifted the pattern and Megan Nielsen also covered the cost of the materials used in the making of this jumpsuit. The Durban is described as a mix and match jumpsuit, with multiple options for […]

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By Hand London Hannah Dress for Simply Sewing Magazine

Hey Everyone, I almost forgot to mention that I am in this months Simply Sewing Magazine (Issue 87), with my review of the By Hand London Hannah dress, made in this Atelier Brunette Dobby viscose (chestnut colourway). Still plenty of time for you to go grab a copy if you would like to check it […]

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True Bias Marlo Sweater: DIY Oversized V-Neck Sweater

Hi Everyone, When I saw the Marlo Sweater by True Bias released at the beginning of the year there was something about it that really appealed. I think it is a very easy to wear and versatile piece, but I love the V-neck and the wide bands add interest and opportunities to make the sweater […]

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BUtterick 6331: DIY Midi Length cotton twill Trench

Hey Everyone, Today I am revisiting a pattern I made some 4 years ago; Butterick 6331. Here’s a link to the first version, and a picture below so you can see it. As designed, it is supposed to be a short trench, with an elastic casing in the back to give some shaping. I actually […]

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Mccalls 7977: DIy ruffle white broderie anglaise and black spotted net blouse

Hi Everyone, Today I am sharing details of one pattern, done two ways. This is McCalls 7977, made in a white cotton broderie anglaise and also in a black net fabric with large scale spots. Both of these fabrics were purchased from the eBay seller, fabricmarket. Full review below, but here are some details of […]

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