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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Grainline studio Moss mini skirt: diy denim midi pencil skirt

Who Diss? Three blog posts in as many days?! I am trying to keep these posts brief as they are mainly all patterns I have sewn before. Today I am sharing a pattern I first made 7 years ago! What? It has taken me that long to revisit this pattern, and it is so close […]

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simplicity 8389: yellow pull on linen cuffed trousers

Hi Everyone, Back again: same shirt as my last post, but different trousers. This time, my third iteration of Simplicity 8389 (version one here; version two here). The only alteration to this version was to lower the back crotch and extend it out by 5/8ths inch. I took the slash and spread extension down to […]

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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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Simplicity 8389: DIY Pull on Camel Coloured Pleated Front Wool Suiting Trousers

Hi Everyone, Today is a short post to share another remade pattern. Second time around is always sweeter! Behold, a second pair of trousers made using Simplicity 8389. Like the first version, this version was also made using a fine wool suiting from Fabworks (sorry, now sold out, but other options available), but this version […]

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Vogue 1638: DIY Satin Skirt with Flounce and Asymmetric Hem

Hey Everyone! When the fall Vogue patterns were released a few months back I instantaneously thought “wow, what a great collection!” So much so that I ended up ordering this skirt pattern, V1638, together with V1649 and V1650, to be shipped to me from the States. At the time I had been seeing lots of […]

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