Sewing

Pattern Union shirt

This shirt pattern was created by Sarah from Workspace Fashion & Design School, where I am learning the basics of pattern making. Sarah is planning to commercialise some of the patterns she creates alongside her students, and I was lucky enough to test this one. Her pattern line will be released under her Pattern Union […]

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family sewing, Stashbusting

Shirt Sewalong

The January theme of one of the Facebook groups I belong to – Sewalongs and Sewing Contests – is Making Shirts, hosted by none other than David Page Coffin, author of The Shirtmaking Workbook.  I was away for the first week of the SAL and will be away for the last week, which presented me with a little problem. I […]

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family sewing, Sewing, Stashbusting

New outfit for Mark

As previously mentioned, Mark needs new work clothes, so I made him a whole outfit over the weekend whilst he was away. The outfit consists of trousers – Kwik Sew 4045, navy this time as the previous black ones were such a hit, and my old favourite, Kwik Sew 3422 for the shirt, made more […]

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family sewig, Sewing, Stashbusting

Summer flanno

I think we’ve established Tom’s obsession with flannel shirts, so I made him one for Christmas that was “flanno-like” but not actual flannel – it’s just a fine cotton which I bought in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong. I used my usual Kwik Sew 3422, which has been altered to fit Tom’s frame and extra […]

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Mark

Chevron shirt

I have been hanging out to make a shirt with a chevron yoke, but was anxious about the process. Then I found the excellent tutorial by Pam from Off the cuff and I was off and running. I used a lovely striped shirting from Tessuti, and chevroned (yes, that is a word) the yoke (outside only) […]

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Archie

Y is for Yuletide

I found this really nice cotton/spandex mix in Tessuti and knew it would make a great shirt. I decided that Tom would be the lucky recipient and that it would be a perfect Christmas gift. Of course I had stripes to match – gah!    I did flat felled seams inside and can honestly say […]

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Mark

W is for Wheat

…as in wheat coloured. I made this shirt for Mark for Christmas but struggled to make it fit my alphabet theme – I was rather pleased to think of the title, to be honest. The contrast on the shirt is a piece of remnant that we bought in Queenstown, NZ, in March and I have […]

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