Sewing

By Hand London Anna dress

I bought the Anna dress pattern for $1 from the Fibres West garage sale and I could not have been more pleased as this is a pattern I’ve been wanting to make for years. Not sure why I didn’t buy the pattern before this, especially now I’ve made the dress. I have made the dress […]

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Stokx Birdy blouse Sewalong

The April theme for Make a Garment a Month challenge on Instagram is “April Amigos” where my co-hosts and I encourage participants to sew something with friends, either in real life or virtually. My cohosts – Suzy @Sewing_in_Spain and Hélène @hportemanteau all sewed the Stokx Birdy blouse, kindly provided by Lindy from Stokx Patterns. this […]

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Fibremood Zita

Fibremood has released its 20th edition where you can see all the gorgeous new patterns in the latest range. I chose the Zita dress to make as I thought it would be perfect for summer and I had some rather lovely donated1980s fabric that was just waiting for a dress like this. The options are […]

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A damn good dress!

I was lucky enough to win the Forest and Thread Damn Good Dress pattern in an Instagram competition (#MyMakesForTheMonth), and I felt that it would be a great dress for layering as the weather moved into spring. I really liked the shape of the bodice and the skirt. The pattern includes lots of really nice […]

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Sewing, Zero waste

Zero Waste Sandie Shirt

The Sandie Shirt pattern is the latest release from Liz Haywood, and the minute it came out I bought it as I’ve been working up to a new shirt. I had two pieces of fabric in mind for it, with this beautiful vintage Japanese Kanebo cotton, which I bought in an op shop for $5 […]

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Ursa a zero waste dress

The latest zero waste pattern from Liz Haywood is the Ursa, which is a simple, draped, cowl fronted dress. This is another pattern that I didn’t think would suit me, but I have faith in Liz’s designs so gave it a go. I made the smallest size, which is based on hip measurement and my […]

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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.  In 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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