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Simplicity Blogger Challenge

The┬ástory of four garments So this is the story about making New Look 6145 pattern; the dress that I chose to make for the Simplicity Bloggers competition. The final product … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

What a pretty dress!

I’ve moved my dress form to get a different background! As always there is a story, and quite a few of them start with ‘I bought this fabric with a … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

My present from Vietnam

A Vietnamese silk blouse made with something of a 70’s vibe, although it was easier to sew than some of the stuff that I made in the 70s. This has … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Paul Smith fabric blouse

I made another shirt! I’m not sure which is better; having the time to make all these work clothes, or going to work to wear them. There are times, like … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

White seersucker shirt

I think that a lot of us sew a bit ‘off season’ i.e. we are sewing for the forthcoming season rather than for ‘now’. This blouse is for ‘now’, when … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ultimate trousers v2

Or maybe it should be ultimate trousers v 5, as I have now made 3 trial versions and 2 ‘wearable’ versions. This is the re-sized version in the stretch denim. … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 4 Comments

Colour blocked skirt

Following on from the colour blocked dress, I now have a colour blocked skirt – or this entry could be known as, how to make a simple skirt difficult! I … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wendy Ward Zipped Jacket

I’ve had my eye on this pattern for a while, and only just got round to making it. Despite measuring, and cutting size 3, I was quite concerned that I … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Marcy Tilton coloured blocked dress

I obviously like March Tilton’s designs, and as soon as I saw this Vogue pattern, I knew that I needed one. In general it is quite an easy dress to … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment