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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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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McCalls 8180: DIY Statement Ruffled Collar Blouse

Hello Readers, When I first saw the trend for large collared blouses I swore I wouldn’t go near them 🙂 And then I saw McCalls 8180 and I decided to try it out. It’s a really cute design, but personally I feel the drafting is a little bit off/ I need to make further modifications. […]

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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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McCalls 8040 #EmmieMcCalls and Megan Nielsen dawn jeans: DIY V-Neck princess seam puff sleeve blouse and straight cropped leg rigid denim jeans

Hi Everyone, this blog post should see me largely caught up with my blogging. Today I wanted to share a review of a new to me blouse pattern, McCalls 8040 (#EmmieMcCalls), which I actually ended up making twice because I didn’t like my fabric choice in the first version, and a second pair of Megan […]

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McCalls 7811: DIY Blouse with Flounce and Puff Sleeves

Hi Everyone, I am back today with a new blouse that I made using McCalls 7811. This blouse is actually the third time I have made this pattern. You can read all the details on the initial pattern modifications that I made here. The first two versions were made from a lightweight denim and a […]

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McCalls 8036 #SashaMcCalls: DIY Mustard Floral Print Puff Sleeve Wrap Dress

Hello Everyone, I am guessing that for the majority of us right now, this Easter will be one of the oddest we have ever spent. If Easter has any religious significance for you, then you probably won’t be attending church in the usual manner, and even if it does not, then chances are you won’t […]

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