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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peppermint magazine wrap top: diy pink double gauze wrap top

Hi Everyone, The Peppermint Magazine wrap top is a free pattern available to download from the Peppermint Magazine website (although you should consider making a donation towards the cost). It is a beautifully drafted pattern created by In The Folds, and is the third of this series of patterns I have made (in fact, I […]

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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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