Butterick B6244 Waterfall Coat

January is always a time for reflection, isn’t it? Last year was a bit of a rollercoaster, emotionally, and I didn’t really get much personal sewing done – just samples of patterns that were (and/or are!) in development. As we went into winter 2021 and the Omicron variant of Covid-19 reared its ugly head, I[…]

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Closet Case: Ceilo Top

The first thing that struck me about the Cielo was its versatility. As I did my usual stalking of the hashtag before deciding whether to buy the pattern, I came across quite a few sewers who had made several versions of the Cielo – always a good sign – and had hacked it in interesting[…]

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McCall’s 8035 dress

There are certain times when I make something and I know I’m really late to the party – so late that when it’s done, I hesitate to even post about it since it feels like people will have seen and read all about the pattern already and I’ll have nothing material to add. (I’m thinking[…]

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My kind of skirt suit

I’m a big fan of using patterns as many times as possible. I’m working towards building up a core set of tried and true basic patterns for which I’ve worked out all the fit adjustments, that I know I can just pick up, cut and sew. My very own Pearson and Pope Agnes Skirt pattern[…]

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