Butterick 5795: DIY Animal Print Wrap Front Swimsuit

Hey Everyone, Today I am sharing the swimsuit I wish I had made before we went on holiday, but didn’t. I figured I should make the swimsuit anyway once we were back, because having a great fitting swimsuit to hand is always a good thing. This was made using Butterick 5795, and this is the […]

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My Sewing in 2016: a look back and some things you might have missed

Hi Friends, Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year. I actually still have 2 unblogged items that I completed this year but I am not going to rush into blogging those before the year end. Instead, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the items […]

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The Tunic Bible: DIY Babycord Tunic Dress + Book Giveaway

Hi There Friends! One year ago Julie Starr and Sarah Gunn asked me if I would be interested in sewing up a tunic to be featured in The Tunic Bible, which has now been published. To say I was flattered to have been asked was an understatement. I have long admired both Julie and Sarah’s […]

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Simplicity 1167: DIY Boyfriend Style Chino Trousers Pants

Hi Friends, Today I am sharing my latest make with you, a new style for me, what I am calling boyfriend style chino trousers/ pants, made using Simplicity 1167 (another Mimi G Style pattern). I have been wanting to get away from wearing skinny jeans/ jeggings as much as I do. It has been a […]

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Simplicity 8086 by Cynthia Rowley: DIY Brocade Wedding Guest Outfit

Hello Friends! After a few weeks absence I am back. We had a wonderful time in the USA…I had a whole day of shopping in NYC’s Garment District, and will share all the details with you (including what I purchased), soon. I have quite a back log of unblogged garments to show you, kicking off […]

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2016: New Year: New Skills

Happy New Year Friends! I hope the new year brings you all health, happiness, peace and prosperity. And, of course, many great sewing successes. Last year’s sewing was, overall, very good for me. I think it was a combination of just getting more adept at things like fitting and sewing trickier fabrics, and also being […]

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McCalls 6886: DIY Floral Print Pull On Jersey Dress

Hey Readers, Hope you all had a fantastic, peaceful and joyous christmas. I had a lovely time with my family, eating lots, playing games and watching Kezia opening her presents. This here is my second version of McCalls 6886. I have been wearing my first version quite a bit because it is so easy to […]

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