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Pattern Union Zero Waste Edith

Sarah from Pattern Union has been developing quite a complex zero waste pattern and it’s finally ready for the real world! This is another pattern that develops and uses skills that are a bit unusual. It is described as follows: The Edith Smock can be made as a blouse and a high or low waisted […]

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A Cora dress: more than the sum of its parts

Megan, (meggipeg) and Katherine (sewblooms) and I meet up from time to time and we like to have a joint sewing project to keep us interested. Katherine had a book, Fashion Pattern Cutting by Zarida Zaman, which she lent us to get some inspiration and which led to each of us creating a garment with […]

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Zero waste 1930s style dress

In 2017 I bought a roll of Japanese shibori dyed silk from one of the traders at Fibres West. Then it sat in my stash as I decided that the colour didn’t suit me and anyway, what was I going to do with this amazing fabric that was just 17″ or 43 centimetres wide, that […]

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Pattern Union Hannah Culottes

A new pattern has been released into the wild and I was one of the lucky ones to test it. It is of course by Sarah from Pattern Union and it’s for the Hannah Culottes, which look like trousers but don’t have all the fit issues. I made three pairs in total – two winter […]

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Cora bomber jacket

I think by now that my love for the Pattern Union Cora blouse is well established, so I really wanted to create a jacket hack from it. This is not the first time I’ve taken a top and created a jacket or cardigan (think Naughty Bobbins Presto Popover), but this time I had Sarah’s help […]

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recycled jeans Cora

I’m not going to write a post for every single Patten Union Cora Blouse I make, but I’m rather pleased with this one, hence the post. I found a pair of jeans from a stash I bought in an op shop in Hobart – six pairs of jeans for $5 – can’t say fairer than […]

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Another cluster of Coras

I have already published a blog post about my Pattern Union Cora blouses, but I have made a couple more that I thought it was worth blogging about as they all differ from the pattern in some way. I had already made a knit Cora blouse, but wanted to make a knit dress. I had […]

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Pattern Union Cora Blouses

A team of pattern testers have been busy making a new pattern from Pattern Union – the Cora Blouse! This is a really versatile pattern. It can be made in a knit for a casual look, in a fine fabric for evening wear, and anything in between! As is usual with Pattern Union, the patterns […]

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The Phoebe Flounce

Sarah from Pattern Union has released another element in the Phoebe collection and I was lucky enough to be asked to be a tester. This latest pattern is the Phoebe Flounce and it’s a top which goes with the Phoebe Maxi skirt and the Phoebe Pockets (trousers). It can be made as a top and […]

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Phoebe Maxi

There’s a new pattern in the Pattern Union stable and it’s the Phoebe Maxi, which is an add on to the existing Phoebe Collection. ┬áIn case you were wondering what the collection is about, here is a quote from the Pattern Union website: “The Phoebe Collection is an innovative PDF sewing pattern series starting with […]

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