McCalls 7974: DIY button front, v neck dress with gathers and tie sleeves

Hi Everyone, Let me introduce my new favourite dress: McCalls 7974. This pattern is an almost identical match to the famous Cult Gaia Willow dress, so this pattern is the perfect way for home sewists to achieve the designer look but at a fraction of the cost. And yes, the pattern comes with the option […]

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McCalls 7688: DIY Animal Print Sweatshirt with Sequin Star Applique Motif

Hi Everyone! The weather has been planning havoc with my blog photography, and I have a backlog of things which need to be photographed. These photographs were taken early yesterday morning before dashing to work but I had to take the opportunity when it arose, as we have more heavy rain forecast over the weekend. […]

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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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OOP McCalls 6991: DIY Sage Green Wrap Tie Blouse

Hey Everyone, Can you believe that this is the fourth time I have made this (now out of print) pattern? I have made two versions using view B (see original posts here and here): And the very first version made using the view that I made again for this post, view C (see original post […]

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Vintage Simplicity 8719: DIY Polka Dot Ruffle Hem Peasant Sleeve Dress

Hihi! Today I am sharing a dress I made using a vintage Simplicity pattern, Simplicity 8719. At the time of writing there does seem to be a few copies of this pattern available on various sites, for example, here. It’s amazing to me that this pattern was copyrighted 41 years ago but is still relevant […]

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Paper Theory Patterns Zadie Jumpsuit: DIY Wrap Over Orange Linen Jumpsuit

Hey hey! It’s not very often that I will purchase and make a new pattern close to it’s release. More often than not I will hang back to see the pattern start to appear in the wild on different body types before jumping in. But once I started seeing versions of this jumpsuit basically looking […]

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Simplicity 8014 and McCalls 6613: DIY Womens and Mens Button Up Shirts

Hey Everyone, Thank you so much for all the love, encouragement and support you guys showed me following my last post. I am making steady progress and feeling so much better. I have even managed to sew a couple of easy projects! Anyway, today is basically me sharing a couple of shirts that I sewed […]

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