Sewing

Tops with ruched collar and cuffs

I used to own a top with ruched cuffs and collar and, although it’s long gone, I thought I’d have a go at copying it. Because I was working from my rather sketchy memory, I have experimented a little. My first try is this simple black top with the collar and cuffs (and my original was black). […]

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GBSB Drapey dress

Megan from Meggipeg told me that the drapey dress from the Great British Sewing Bee was now available free on the internet and I remembered that I had made it when I acquired the book. However, my version looked like what a clown would wear should she choose to wear a dress instead of trousers. I looked ridiculous, […]

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Sewing

Coco with a twist

Some time ago I set out to make a Tilly and the Buttons Coco dress from a striped knit, and decided that I wanted the fronts on the bias to get a chevron effect. All well and good, but found it too clingy and put it to one side. I didn’t want to waste the fabric […]

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Sewing

Hollyburn skirt

I’ve had this skirt pattern in my stash for ages and, given my self-imposed rule for the Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe challenge where I have to use patterns not previously used, I found it and thought I’d give it a go. It’s the Hollyburn skirt from Sewaholic and it’s a really nice pattern. I used this rather […]

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