Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the Handmade Fair for the first time, having (unbelievably!) won a pair of complimentary tickets from Sew Over It on Instagram.
I had arranged to go with a sewing friend of mine, but when the day arrived, she wasn’t feeling well enough to attend. Undeterred, I went by myself – and loved it.
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For this month’s Minerva Crafts Bloggers’ Network post, I finally got around to making another Sew Over It Pussy Bow Blouse, and it reminded me how much I liked this pattern the first time around! I paired it with a pair of trousers made using Vogue v9189, a reprint of a vintage (circa 1960!) Vogue pattern.
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Last month’s Minerva Crafts Bloggers’ Network project was this duster coat in a burgundy cotton drill, that I made for my sister.
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For the first time ever, I made the same pattern twice, literally back to back.
I was so happy with my first Sew Over It Coco Jacket that I went straight on to make another one from a black Linton Tweed wool that I’d been holding onto for exactly this purpose.
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I tried out the new Sew Over It Coco Jacket pattern. My verdict?: Continue reading “SOI Coco Jacket”
I feel like I have been searching for a long time for a great cami pattern. Recently I decided to try one that seems, from ‘sewcial media’ – sorry 🙂 – to be both extremely popular and very flattering. Here’s my version of the Ogden Cami by True Bias:
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Thought I’d share a quick post on my dress for the inaugural Dressmakers’ Ball which was held last month in Leicester. This was an event at which the idea is for dressmakers of all abilities to be able to make themselves a fancy dress and spend a nice evening at a dinner dance with other sewcialists, admiring everyone’s makes. It was a really good night.
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My May MCBN post goes up on their site today! I love, love, love(!) this month’s project, which was a palazzo jumpsuit I made for my sister.
Why not mosey on over and read all about it here?
The trench coat is one of the first things I think of when I think about classic French style. I have decided I need some me-made trench coats in my life.. largely inspired by my good sewing friend Bianca who made not one but TWO gorgeous ones recently (read all about those here and here).
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My April post for the Minerva Crafts Blogger’s Network is up on their site – why not take a look for details of my first shirt (hacked from popular shirtdress pattern McCalls 6996) and yet another pencil skirt? 🙂