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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Vogue 8940: DIY Mens Double Breasted Navy Wool Melton Peacoat

Hello Friends! Today I am sharing my review of Vogue 8940 which I made for Philip as his Christmas present. I think getting it done within 3 weeks of Christmas is not a bad feat 🙂 Both the outer wool melton and the acetate satin twill lining came from Fabworks – both are beautiful quality […]

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Vogue 1496: DIY Sandwash Rayon Challis Cocoon Style Dress

Hi Friends, We just got back yesterday from a weeks holiday in Cornwall. It was great. Warm weather, beautiful beaches and fresh seafood. I am dashing off first thing tomorrow morning for a 3 day business trip to Barcelona, where temperatures are currently soaring. I made this dress a couple of weeks ago with Barcelona […]

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New vogue patterns – an excuse to feel very smug

A few weeks back Vogue brought out their Fall 2012 patterns. Several other blogs have already commented on the somewhat uninspiring and very oddly photographed collection! But, given that I am going to be starting my sewing course in less than 3 weeks, and also because I think I need to increase my sewing repertoire, […]

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