Category Archives: dressmaking

Waffle patterns Dropje vest

I don’t know how I’ve managed to miss this Dropje Vest pattern up ’til now . I love a sleeveless overlayer and this one has pockets AND a hood…AND…AND…It has gorgeous darts around the neckline. I have used a loose weave speckled silk … Continue reading

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Festival Pockets (tutorial – sort of)

So the festival season is upon us once more and as last year daughter no 3 has given me a pile of shorts to ‘pocketise’. The point of festival pockets is that you can take your phone and a little … Continue reading

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Becoming ‘expert’. Stoff and Stil jacket 24032

So, there may or may not have been an offer on the Stoff and Stil website which induced me to buy this pattern. It looks like a simple straightforward boxy jacket right ? Well, look at that number in the … Continue reading

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Simple Sew – Cocoon Dress

This week I have mainly been sewing the Simple Sew Cocoon Dress which I saw in this version on Pinterest Pigeon Wishes Cocoon Dress. I loved the shape in this version, looked it up and saw that it came with a Sew Now … Continue reading

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The week I tried patchwork

I love reading other people’s blog posts and a few weeks ago I came across this post from mensew with this really sweet patchwork quilt he has made for a nephew. I really like the look of patchwork and inspired by this … Continue reading

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Another Stoff and Stil Hoodie and a Stoff and Stil skirt

Following the success of daughter no 2 and her hoodie I was asked to make another for no 1. I bought the same speckled sweatshirting fabric from Guthrie and Ghani. I’ve now bought this fabric in orange (Linden sweatshirt), Green (Linden … Continue reading

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Republique du Chiffon pantalon Alphonse

Well, these look nice don’t they ? I saw a pair somewhere on Pinterest and immediately went to The Republique du Chiffon website to check them out. I found the pattern BUT it appears to only be available in French. … Continue reading

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