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Vogue 9284, Step 8. Make any necessary fit alterations!

Trousers! So great to wear, but so hard to get right. Actually, if you go back as far as the ’60s, do you remember the word ‘slacks’? I haven’t heard … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

McCalls7576 – Not recommended. Sorry.

It’s not very often that I post failures. I’d like to think that I have an idea what will work and what won’t work. I subscribe to Sew Today and eagerly … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Hanoi Collection!

Welcome to the Hanoi collection. I already have the Jodhpur collection, so here is another ‘collection’, albeit, as it stands it consists of two garments. I bought the fabric on Hanoi … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

White linen

The name of a decent smelling perfume of the 80’s I seem to recall! And very trendy as a fabric for the 2016 I note, from looking at shop windows. I … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Black and white tunic by Marcy Tilton

When the cutting out is harder than the sewing! Although that is not unusual for a Marcy Tilton pattern. It’s cut from a single layer, so the first thing that … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

More Vintage Casual

I’m on a roll….. As I said in my last post, Gertie’s sweetheart top and the cigarette pants were made as wearable toiles, but actually, I think I prefer the … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gertie Sews Vintage Casual – and so does Ann….

  I have had the book for a couple of years, but never made anything from it, so these projects represented two opportunities: use the book patterns, and try, yet … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment