Monthly Archives: March 2015

Vogue 8146 and a couple of tips

I started this pattern 5 years ago. I went off my measurements and blithely cut a 14, straight out of my lambswool tweed, not stopping to do a toile. Its marked Very Easy Vogue, and if it had fitted and … Continue reading

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Salvage Sewing

Have you heard the murmuring about sewing being a bit hard? Sure it is. For every dozen garments I make ok, a few others flop. Some sewists chuck the failures straight out. Some battle gamely on, wielding the seam ripper, … Continue reading

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Vogue 1408

V1408 was this week’s quick and easy stash buster, using 1.55 m of a navy ponte jersey, with about another 20cms by a third of the width, to make a ‘wearable toile’. Getting the pattern out of this was the … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Stash Busters

The velvet jacket is on hold. The tale of sewing woe went like this:- Sewed it up, decided the collar needed interfacing after all. ¬†Ripped out the lining.¬†Fused a lightweight non woven to the top collar one side – all … Continue reading

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