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Vogue 8499 – Marcy Tilton trousers

Now I might be a big fan of Marcy’s designs, but I do not recommend this pattern. (Left) This is partly because I prefer Vogue 9193, (Right) which is similar, … Continue reading

April 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Vogue 1689 – Marcy Tilton blouse

Or is it a jacket? I’ve seen it described as both. I think it’s a blouse. I finished it yesterday and almost kept it on for the rest of the … Continue reading

March 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Faux suede jacket

V9246 came free with Love Sewing a while ago. I kept it, thinking that some of the ‘Five Easy Pieces’ might come in useful, and have had my eye on … Continue reading

March 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Velvet for a winter wedding

In millions of years of sewing, I don’t think that I have ever sewn with velvet before. Its one of the fabrics of the season, and will look smart at … Continue reading

January 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Twists and Tucks

More Marcy Tilton….. This time I am trying out V9317, having waited for much of the spring for the pattern to be released in the UK. I’ve been pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · 3 Comments

V9022 – how easy is ‘very easy’?

I haven’t sewn or blogged for a while. It’s not that I lost my sew-jo; more a case of losing my Mother. I did sew a very special dress for … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · 2 Comments

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

Hacking V1549

There’s nothing like getting a brand new pattern and deciding to hack it first time out. This is a Sandra Betzina, Today’s Fit pattern. Every one of my measurement fell … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · Leave a comment