Sewing

Named Clothing Helmi tunic dress

When Named Clothing released their new collection I knew I had to buy the Helmi tunic pattern. Immediately! This is a terrific pattern with a  concealed button closure and a curved uneven hemline. It also has a stand up collar and three quarter length sleeves. Given that winter has made a reappearance, I had to […]

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self-drafted, Sewing

The making of a raincoat pattern

One of the very few gaps in my wardrobe is a lined raincoat. I have many North Face style waterproof jackets, but they aren’t very elegant and I wanted something a bit nicer for travelling. I also prefer to wear things I’ve made for myself. I have this Vogue pattern from the 1990s in my […]

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Sewing

A striped Odette

I really like The Sewing Workshop Odette, which I previously made here, and desperately wanted a striped one. the fabric is a beautiful striped viscose from Knitwit, with lovely weight and drape, and I made Mark a pair of boxers from some of the leftovers, so we rather cheesily match. I hope the kids don’t […]

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Sewing

Named Talvikki

When Named Clothing released their newest collection “Evolution Theory” I knew I had to have the Talvikki Sweater. It is everything I’ve been looking for: casual, yet reasonably elegant. My second version is from this lovely cotton knit from Textile Traders that I’ve been hoarding, but thought I’d make a trial version using a Potter’s remnant. Thank […]

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Sewing

Reversible curtain skirt

After making my Decades of Style 1930s Capelet from a piece of curtain I got from REmida, I realised that I had enough left to make a skirt, if I was careful. Whilst unpicking the curtain I discovered that I had used the wrong side of the fabric for the jacket, so it’s nice to have the […]

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Sewing

GBSB jersey dress hack and an emu

When I received my Great British Sewing Bee From Stitch to Style book, I really did want to make all the things, but I realise I’ve been a bit tardy, although I have traced off quite a few of the patterns. Anyway, I have managed to make the jersey dress hack of the Breton top This is […]

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