Sewing, vintage, vintage pledge

Three decades spring trench

The Sewalongs and Sewing Contests Facebook group is currently running a competition and trench coats are part of it. I had no intention of participating in this as (a) I’m an admin and ineligible for a prize, and (b) couldn’t face making a trench coat, but somehow I got swept up into the general excitement […]

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Sewing

A vintage jacket: B5652

I wanted to take two wool jackets to the Fibres West retreat as I knew it would be freezing, but only managed to get this one finished. I got Butterick 5652 from 1990 cut out but realised very early on that there were no pockets included in the pattern, which needed to be remedied very fast. […]

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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, underwear

Boxer briefs for Mark

If you’ve been following The Refashioners 2016 you may have seen an absolutely brilliant jeans refashion by Joost de Cock, which sent us all scurrying off to his website to see what other amazingness he had been up to. He has a site called MakeMyPattern, with several patterns (mostly for men), which are all available free under the Creative […]

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Sewing

Named Kielo wrap dress

The Named Clothing Kielo wrap dress has been popping up literally everywhere and it was in the back of my mind to make when my friend Hélène proposed that we both make it (merci Hélène!). I had the pattern printed and traced super quickly, but then faffed around trying to decide what fabric to use. […]

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Sewing

Named Kanerva blouse

This was one of the patterns I chose as part of my prize for the Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe challenge. I already have a couple of the Named patterns and thought I was going to struggle to find another one that would fit into my wardrobe needs. Then I saw this pattern and knew it would be […]

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Mark, Sewing

Denali vest for Mark

It’s unselfish sewing month over on my Facebook Stashbusting Sewalong group and I’m the host, so I thought I’d better lead by example and make a few things for other people. I started out with this Seamwork Denali vest, which I thought Mark might like and I scrap busted some fabric left over from his coat, so […]

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