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Tencel twill Sade blouse (from Breaking the Pattern)

The dress and top I made last year using the Sade pattern are some of my most worn makes, so it was only a matter of time before I made another one! Definitely should have ironed it before taking photos- that crisp centre front fold is making the fabric hang weirdly! Back in February I… Continue reading Tencel twill Sade blouse (from Breaking the Pattern)

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Rust linen Safiya trousers (from Make It Simple)

This pattern is the main reason I bought the new Tilly and the Buttons book (aside from the fact that all her books are amazing!). As you may remember from my New Year's Resewlutions post, this year I want to make more trousers, and this pattern ticks all the boxes for me: elastic waist, flat… Continue reading Rust linen Safiya trousers (from Make It Simple)

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The Maker’s Atelier ‘Unlined Raw-Edge Coat’ in squishy boiled wool

This winter I'd originally planned on making a fully lined, 1960s style coat (I even bought the fabric for it!). However, I soon realised what I really needed was something basic that would go with everything. I also accepted that I just don't have the time or the energy to make such an involved garment… Continue reading The Maker’s Atelier ‘Unlined Raw-Edge Coat’ in squishy boiled wool

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New years resewlutions and what I plan to make in 2020!

I tried doing the Make Nine challenge last year and failed miserably- I'd only been sewing for a few months and hadn't really settled on a personal style at that point. The (since deleted) list was full of vintage style patterns from various decades, most of which were big four. Soon after making the list… Continue reading New years resewlutions and what I plan to make in 2020!