Tag Archives: Dressmaking

Liberty Summer Dress

In the recent hot weather I’ve found the outfits I feel most comfortable in are my long  cotton dresses, especially the teal one I made in February for our holiday and a Liberty one I made last year, both just … Continue reading

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Chanel Jacket

After about nine months of faffing about I finally knuckled down and finished my Chanel jacket last night. It’s not exactly the weather for wearing it at the moment, but I needed it crossing off my to do list! So … Continue reading

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My Malayan Silk Dress

We had a big holiday in March which include two days in Kuala Lumpar visiting family. I managed to include a trip to the quarter with all the fabric shops in. Of course I had to buy  a few lengths… … Continue reading

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Ogden Cami

Last summer I saw a few blog posts about the Ogden Cami pattern by True Bias. I decided to buy the pdf pattern, much as I hate sticking all the sheets together, I reasoned that there can’t be that many pages … Continue reading

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Coatigan Sew-a-long

This time last year I made a coatigan, a lovely coat pattern by Schnittchen. It’s been a great coat for the winter, nice and snuggly and easy to wear. At the August Quilt show in Harrogate one of the stalls … Continue reading

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Chanel Jacket Homework

I’ve just about finished my homework for the Chanel Jacket course I’m doing at the Yorkshire School of Sewing. Day one was two weeks ago when basically fittings and toiles were checked and all the layers were cut out and … Continue reading

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Chanel Jacket

I’ve just had a lovely sewing weekend with Anne, we’ve met a few times at sewing bloggers meet-ups in Dewsbury and Leeds, I discovered she also fancied doing the Chanel Jacket course at the Yorkshire School of Sewing, so when … Continue reading

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Summer Review

I started the year really good, remembering to do a review of each month, but for the last few months I’ve remembered half way through the next month and then it seems too late! Let’s face it, we’re almost a … Continue reading

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McCalls 6696 Mark 2

I can finally show you a dress I’ve been making over the last couple of weeks, it seems to have taken ages, probably because I was being careful with pattern matching and seam finishing. It’s another McCalls 6696 shirt-waister, I … Continue reading

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Magnolia Summer Dress

I do like pretty summer dresses, I know I need trousers and tops, but I just couldn’t resist making this one first. I bought Vogue pattern 8997 pretty much as soon as I saw it, I love it’s simple, elegant … Continue reading

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