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, Stashbusting

By George, I have finally finished my 1940s dress!

This 1940s Marian Martin dress has been gestating for a long time – at least 9 months since I acquired the pattern. The pattern is for a size 31″ bust, and I have to say that it’s been a goodly while since I was that size. So, I decided to have a go at grading, […]

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