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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OOP Simplicity 8060: DIY Khaki Green Boiler Suit

Hi Everyone, If you had told me even 2 years ago that I would feel fabulous wearing a boiler suit, I would have laughed in your face. But this is what sewing does. When you are able to adjust clothes to fit your body just so, it’s so empowering and you feel more confident and […]

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McCalls 7902: DIY Flutter Sleeve Sweetheart Neckline Button Front Summer Dress

Hi Everyone, A little while ago, I was contacted by an online store, modeS4U, based in Hong Kong, but who sell and ship their products world wide. modeS4U specialise in Kawaii products (the culture of cuteness in Japan), and sell a variety of products, including stationary, bags and accessories, and including – of course! – […]

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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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