Category Archives: Designed by me

The Best Laid Schemes

2016 is going down as the reality check year. Another month of lo-sew, a few bits were completed in between real life emergencies and damage control efforts, but the big plans of turning the fabric stash into lovely projects are … Continue reading

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Stalled Projects

Why do some projects get sewn up in a few days and others sit half done on the end of the sewing table muttering imprecations and gathering dust? I started this coat last Autumn, when the weather was just cool … Continue reading

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Silk Wrap Blouse

Here’s the top made from the printed silk I photographed last week. I drafted the pattern as a wrap over, ending hip length. The wrap is organised so that the front waist dart will support the button and interior press … Continue reading

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Shirt Progress

The shirt in repurposed fabric, intended to be worn with the cloqué skirt was finished this week except for buttons and buttonholes. Its a simple shape, armhole princess seams back and front, standard shirt collar, fly front, sleeves gathered into … Continue reading

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One Two Three

It was a bits and pieces week, parts of three projects worked. First jeans, in black stretch denim, aiming for embroidery down the side. This might be in black too, or maybe black and green. Decisions, decisions.  I got as … 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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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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