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Neat Handstitching Tip

This week I set the lining into the coat I’m remaking and attached the collar. I needed to make some shoulder pads, and re-attach some little ‘tapes’ of lining to hold the bottom of the armhole seam to the top … Continue reading

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T-shirt Trilogy

I finished the third of the Tees a couple of days ago. I love this one. The fabric is a lightweight cotton jersey, which I used earlier in a toile for the Hot Patterns 3 Graces top I turned into … Continue reading

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A Tip or Two

I was asked to make a sleeveless cowl neck top. These are so very useful under jackets, a bit of a wardrobe staple really. Pattern drafted like the silk one, a couple of posts back, but, obviously, using a different … Continue reading

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Burda Style 05-2012 107 Pattern

A few bits of construction info. I chucked the tracing I made for this garment before setting off home, the diagrams show the departures from the Burda pattern. First, the dress needed to be shorter by about three inches. The … Continue reading

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Vintage Butterick

This pattern was in my mother’s stash for as long as I can remember. Its never been used, but its time has come – I’m going to make it up for PR Vintage Pattern contest. Pattern Review contests push me … Continue reading

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Hooray!

Happy I am that this is finally complete! The sleeve construction maybe shows better in this picture.If you squint at it you can just see the princess seams. Inside, there’s a sleeve head support, made from some scraps of lambswool … Continue reading

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