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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Kwik Sew 3504: DIY Mens Corduroy Jeans

Hi Friends, It’s been quite some time since I last made anything for my husband Philip. Well, now that fast has been broken as I made him some corduroy jeans using Kwik Sew 3504. This pattern is fairly well loved on the internet and as Phil is not keen on super skinny jeans this looked […]

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Butterick 5982: DIY Dark Floral Viscose Fit and Flare Dress

Hi Friends, Happy Monday! I decided I wanted to make a couple of easy to wear viscose dresses in autumn appropriate colours that I can wear comfortably on the odd warm day we are still getting, but easily layer with tights/ boots/ cardigan etc when it gets cooler. This is the first of those dresses. […]

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Vogue 7975: DIY Quilted Cotton Boho Jacket – Finished Garment

Hi Friends, I am very pleased today to be able to share my finished jacket with you. The first two posts that talk about the construction of this jacket can be found here (post one) and here (post two). Thanks to White Tree Fabrics for providing me with the fabric and the opportunity to make […]

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