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Pattern Union Lulu Tee

There’s a new pattern from Pattern Union and this time it’s the Lulu Tee. I was a pattern tester for this one, so, in the interests of full disclosure, I got the pattern free but all opinions are my own. There are two t-shirt patterns provided, a batwing tee, with an optional bottom band, and […]

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Butterick 2704: vintage shift dress

There’s another challenge happening on Instagram at the moment and it’s the sewover50 so50vintage, so I thought I’d make this dress which has been on my list for some time. As can be seen from the line drawing it’s a simple shift with gorgeous French darts. It has darts in the back neck, a short […]

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It’s all about tops

I’ve made the odd top since I’ve been home from holidays and thought I might highlight them here. First of all I have to show you my Pattern Union Molly Tee. This is a very fitted (read negative ease) boat necked tee with forward shoulder seams. It is perfect as a layering piece and is […]

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Phoebe Flares are fabulous!

Pattern Union has recently released another really unique add on to the Phoebie collection and it’s the Phoebe Flares, which I am completely besotted with, and which I’m seeing popping up all over the place, so I’m thinking that others are in love with them too. I haven’t seen any other pattern that looks like […]

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Rain jacket for Mark

Mark had been wanting me to make him a raincoat for a while and I ordered this gorgeous oxblood Merchant and Mills oilcloth from My Fabricology in Perth and it didn’t disappoint. He was very specific about the type of coat he wanted – not too long and not too short, no hood, but a […]

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Three tops in a jiffy

I have made three new tops since I’ve been home, two qualifying for Jiffy June in the Make a Garment a Month challenge on Instagram as the fabric has come from my stash, and they were all pretty quick makes. The first one is self-drafted, and based on a top I saw in a shop […]

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Assembly Line Cuff Top

My IG partners in crime and fellow Make a Garment a Month (Magam) hosts, Hélène and Suzy thought that we should all make the Assembly Line Cuff Top for the Jiffy June Magamsewalong theme. Piece of cake I thought. Then they wanted to use gingham and Hélène chose blue and Suzy yellow. By the time […]

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