Monthly Archives: September 2015

October Burda

Why do I  buy patterns and pattern mags when I can draft my own? Search me. Some kind of hoarding compulsion, like saving coffee jars for the jam I won’t be making. How about you – buy only what you’ll … Continue reading

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Truck with Tucks

I’ve taken a few days out from the coat decision process to sew a shirt in some orange voile I bought in a sale from a local Myrtille three years ago. The idea was to play around with meandering pin tucks as … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions

How do you choose between your different ideas when you have a length of one of those fabrics that could work in several different styles? Hard isn’t it? I’ve been mulling over the black almost bouclé, and the excellent suggestions. … Continue reading

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Considering Jackets

I bought some textured black wool from these guys at least a year ago. I probably paid £12 a metre for it, that’s about the usual for many of their wools. On casual glancing, it looks like bouclé, but there are … Continue reading

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Fitted Blouse Construction

The pattern. The front bodice section has a deeper than average underarm dart because the cup size is increased. Similarly there are four waist darts in the front to grab the fullness under the bust line, rather than increasing shaping … Continue reading

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Drafting a Fitted Blouse

Sewing Pattern Review is having its Sewing Bee contest again.  Round one is a fitted blouse. I’m not entering as I can’t comply with taking the photos on the model, but I’m ‘sewing along’. The fabric is a printed man-made … Continue reading

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