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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Butterick 6385: DIY Midi Khaki Quilted Coat

Hi Readers, In an attempt to get up to date with blogging, here goes trying to write and post a blog post from my phone for the first time! (I’m using the WordPress app for anyone interested). I’ve made this pattern once before (see here), and check below for my modifications to this version. The […]

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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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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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