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Trousers!

This is my first attempt at trousers so I went with simple – no zip, just a nice tie. I went for a relatively heavy black fabric – practical for workwear. I may even add additional pockets! Pockettttssssss… This took a LOT of fabric – the legs look wider than I expected but we’ll see… Read More Trousers!

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Cherry Dress

So this came as a pack, which was a nice thought but ultimately doesn’t take into account the size I am. Shame but nice idea! Nice fabric, very pretty. I somehow got the measurements completely wrong though and ended up slicing and dicing the final piece to the point where it looks just a little… Read More Cherry Dress

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Face Masks

We made face masks for our friends, family and the volunteers I work with. I used this pattern using spare fabric, and fat quarters. But they have been popular and I really think it should become the social norm to wear them.

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Handbag

So this is a pattern from ChrisWDesigns called Coco – it was free when I signed up to their page. I really liked it but had to adapt it a little to my tastes. I tend to prefer a longer strap instead of a short one, and I learnt a lot about interfacing in this… Read More Handbag

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Waistcoat

Next project! I plan to make a waistcoat for the husband. Now, he is a robust lad from Northern Ireland, so I had to seek some advice on adjusting. I’d got the hang of the full bust adjustment so now it is time for the full belly adjustment. Although I have plenty of fabric options… Read More Waistcoat

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Pattern Adjustments

In my frustration this morning, I tweeted a plea to #SewingTwitter for help – if there was a service that could adjust the patterns for me, so they are right. Very kindly, RoseAnnieFlo tweeted back to me! So, a new adventure awaits as well as the Anna Dress – I’m going to do all of… Read More Pattern Adjustments