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Sewing For My New Apartment!

All right, y’all, time for something different – another round of HOME SEWING PROJECTS (heh heh heh!). No wait, come back! I promise it’s at least somewhat interesting! So, as I’ve mentioned repeatedly – I moved this month! Yay! From a basement apartment in the middle of the woods, to a second floor apartment with […]

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Holiday Holiday Holiday Top

Nearly four weeks….but I’m back! I had yet another birthday and took a Ford Mustang (the only one in Northern Ireland) out for a spin up the motorway. I can’t tell you exactly how fast I drove but…..very. It makes … Continue reading

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adventures in patterndrafting // Mood fabrics giveaway

dress: self-drafted // shoes: Swedish Hasbeens Hi everyone! My latest patterndrafting adventure is over on the Mood blog today! This dress is based on this Anthropologie dress. I actually saw it in the store, completely fell head over heels, and then went home and pinned it and started plotting to draft a pattern for it so […]

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Washed Linen Trousers

I love this fabric!!  It’s a charcoal and off white marl linen, of decent weight that I got from the NEC back in March.  I love the result of pairing this fabric with this particular pattern too.  The tee is the grey viscose from a couple of posts back and both items have been worn … Continue reading “Washed Linen Trousers”

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Vintage-inspired linen sundress

If you’re arriving here from Britex, welcome!

A couple of weeks ago, my family took a trip to Hawaii, which nicely coincided (with a slight extension of deadlines–thank you, Joie 🙂 with my latest Britex project.  A lovely linen sundress was the obvious choice; after all, doesn’t everyone sew new garments before going on vacation?!

The linen I chose for this project is fairly lightweight,

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Vintage-inspired linen sundress

If you’re arriving here from Britex, welcome!

A couple of weeks ago, my family took a trip to Hawaii, which nicely coincided (with a slight extension of deadlines–thank you, Joie 🙂 with my latest Britex project.  A lovely linen sundress was the obvious choice; after all, doesn’t everyone sew new garments before going on vacation?!

The linen I chose for this project is fairly lightweight,

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Vintage-inspired linen sundress

If you’re arriving here from Britex, welcome!

A couple of weeks ago, my family took a trip to Hawaii, which nicely coincided (with a slight extension of deadlines–thank you, Joie 🙂 with my latest Britex project.  A lovely linen sundress was the obvious choice; after all, doesn’t everyone sew new garments before going on vacation?!

The linen I chose for this project is fairly lightweight,

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I Put a Spell on You

Linen.  It’s one of my all time favourite fabrics to use.  It’s definitely put a spell on me!  I bought this gorgeous sky and white herringbone linen from Ditto Fabrics in January for a pair of trousers.  Unfortunately they don’t have any left for me to direct you to!  I decided not to use one … Continue reading “I Put a Spell on You”

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No Sewing, Plenty of Shopping!

Well, not no sewing at all, but I haven’t got much to report right now as I have no photos! I have a blue viscose tee and blue and white herringbone Burda trousers and a new pair of gorgeous Birkin Flares.  But nowhere to be seen.  What I can show you though, is fabric shopping…. … Continue reading “No Sewing, Plenty of Shopping!”

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True Love

Linen trousers mean summer time to me.  I have said it before, and I will definitely be saying it again!  When everyone else is reaching for skirts and shorts, I’m swanning about in my long, wide linen trousers.  So here’s to true love, & making yet another pair of linen trousers – another version of … Continue reading “True Love”

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Linen and Leather Newsboy Cap

I can hardly believe it, but I made a hat!  Or more properly, a linen and leather newsboy cap.  And if you can’t tell, I’m quite pleased with my new creation. I used the free newsboy cap pattern from Waffle Patterns.  The smaller of the two free patterns was just the right size for Thomas’s head.  Since the leather jacket I made Thomas doesn’t have a hood, a newsboy cap was in order. I have a very special Grandpa who has always worn a hat (outdoors only, he’s a true gentleman) as long as I’ve known him.  Often I see

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(YET ANOTHER) NAMED INARI DRESS IN STRIPED LINEN

So it’s time to admit it… I think the Inari dress has officially entered the [Read More]

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Women’s Whitney Skirt {All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics}

The last skirt we showed you in the series All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics was the Whitney skirt for girls.  Since we were so enamored with that skirt, we simply had to sew up the Whitney skirt for women next. The Whitney skirt by Violette Field Threads is a pleated skirt (and trousers) pattern.  This pattern comes in 8 sizes from 2 to 16.  As you can see, it is a great pattern to make for tweens and teens.  The instructions are photo illustrated.  The pleats are constructed differently than for the girl’s Whitney skirt,

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MADE // MOTO CHIC JACKET FROM SBCC PATTERNS

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Starting my Seasonal Sewing

With my sewing plans all laid out for easy viewing, I decided pretty quickly on what I wanted to start with.  It will come as a surprise to you that it is neither a Burda pattern, nor a self-drafted one!  … Continue reading

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Completed: The Sway Dress

Y’all, this heat is making me do crazy things this year. As in, I made a tent dress. Out of LINEN. I’ll just let that one soak in for a minute. I doubt it’s the most flattering thing I could be putting on my body, but you know what? Fuck it. This shit is BEYOND […]

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Completed: Striped Linen Hawthorn Dress

Same as with Simplicity 6266 (which, by the way – when I first published that post – I had the pattern # all kinds of wrong and have since been corrected and updated the blog post – if you were trying to find the pattern and couldn’t, maybe try again with the correct number! Just […]

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Pattern tested // Sew DIY Baseball skirt

I had a reasonably uncluttered week recently, so I put up my hand to do a little pattern testing. You’ve already seen the Tie back boots I tested. This time round, I tested the Sew DIY Baseball skirt. I’ll confess up front that this is not the kind of skirt I would normally sew for myself. I chose to pattern test this because I wanted to support the designer and because the skirt looked like such a quick and easy make. It is an elastic waist skirt. It IS quick and easy. Now I’m not sure how many beginners follow my blog, but if that is you, this skirt is a winner. The pattern is clear and concise, as I would expect from Sew DIY. It’s also very professionally put together. I like the curved hem shape. I also like the idea of the other hem options that are described in the pattern. I used a little leftover silk twill with the intention of making an everyday-version of this pencil skirt. However, when I paired it with the silk cami, it wasn’t really the vision I’d hoped for (see below). …

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#1year1outfit Heartwarming Tales

When you are doing something difficult or new do you find your mind constantly battling against the thoughts “why cant I just?”   I can easily get anything I need to make clothes from the local fabric store, and even with a reasonable hunt around the op shops I can find fabric notions galore to […]

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Molly Schoolgirl Skirt {All The Skirts: Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop & The Fabric Fairy}

We would like to present you a very, very sweet skirt.  The Molly Schoolgirl Skirt by Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop is a very darling little skirt.  This is a delicately gathered skirt with a fitted waistband and optional suspenders. Surprisingly for a skirt this cute, there are no pattern pieces to assemble, making this a very […]

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SUMMER UNIFORM // INARI TEE DRESS IN LINEN (AGAIN)

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Wrinkled On Purpose: Pale Pink Linen Dress

I liked the Bleuet Dress so much, I made it again! (First version here.) I often intend to sew things up again and again, but it doesn’t always fit into the rest of my sewing plans. There are too many new things I want to make usually. This time, I knew I liked the dress […]

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Daisy Chain Top for Miss Three

I made this  Daisy Chain top specifically to go with Miss Three’s fairy shorts. I salvaged my last little bits of fairy fabric and paired it with a little bit of white linen. I bound the hem with self made binding in a floral that co-ordinates with the fairy fabric. Unfortunately, it doesn’t match perfectly. I didn’t have any suitable white binding on hand or enough fairy fabric, or any confidence that I would like the look of a top with fairies on it anyway. For the back placket, I made use of what buttons I already had on hand (quite boring but in the perfect subtle shade of pearl blush). I’m not usually a fan of novelty fabric (heaven knows why I purchased the fairy cotton in the first place). My plan was to simply get those fairy faces out of my stash. It has, however, turned out to be one of the sweetest things that I’ve made for this child. I catch myself admiring her each and every time she twirls by.  

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NAMED INARI TEE DRESS IN SOFT LINEN

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Combi-short Dominique: ready for summer!

I’ve not been idle since the release of the new patterns, the Xerea dress and Sorell trousers. I’m already designing the next patterns and I’ve also taken some time to sew summer graments.

When Géraldine of République du Chiffon released her new summer collection, I fell in love with the Dominique jumper and the Juliette shirt, so I ordered them on the very first day.
I started with the Dominique jumper and made just one change: instead of the long legs, I cut the pattern pieces as a short.
I knew I would wear it more easily if it was short, as we have a very very warm summer here.

It was my first garment from RDC patterns and I chose the size according to the measurements, size 36. I could have used the smaller one as it’s a little bit too big (I have to wear it with a belt and it makes some pleats around the waist, not very nice). So for the next one, I’ll go with size 34 and reduce the bodice length just a tiny bit as I’m way shorter than the height its designed for.

Other than than, I’m happy with my Dominique! The light blue linen I bought is perfect for summer, I managed to hammer the snap-on buttons quite well and I love the short version: I find it playful and elegant at the same time.

Very soon I’ll show you the Juliette shirt I made…

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No he parado desde el estreno de los nuevos patrones, el vestido Xerea y el pantalón Sorell. Ya estoy diseñando los próximos patrones y además, he tenido tiempo para coser otras cosas.

Cuando Géraldine de République du Chiffon ha sacado su colección de verano, me enamoré del mono Dominique et de la camisa Juliette, así que hice el pedido el mismo día.
Empezé con el mono y hice sólo un cambio: hacerlo en shorts en lugar de largo. Ya sabía que me iba a resultar más cómodo y ponible para el calor del verano valenciano.

Era la primera vez que cosía un patrón de RDC, así que decidí elegir la talla que corespondía mejor a mis medidas. Hice la talla 36 pero me resulta un poco grandona. Así que la próxima vez, haré la 34 y diminuiré el largo del corpiño un poquito también.

¡Al final, estoy muy contenta con mi mono Dominique! El lino azul claro que he elegido es super fresco para el verano, poner los botones automaticos con el martillo no ha sido tan dificil y el cambio de las piernas para una versión short es perfecto.

Muy pronto os enseñaré la camisa Juliette…

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Je n’ai pas chômé depuis la sortie des nouveaux patrons, la robe Xerea et le pantalon Sorell. Je suis déjà en train de vous préparer des nouveaux modèles et en plus, j’ai réussi à coudre autre chose que des toiles 😉

Quand Géraldine a sorti sa collection estivale, j’ai flashé sur le combi Dominique et la chemise Juliette. Aussitôt vu, aussitôt commandé!
J’ai donc commencé par coudre la Dominique en ne faisant qu’un seul changement, et pas des moindres: j’ai coupé le bas en short plutôt qu’en pantalon. Avec la chaleur qu’il fait ici, je svais que la version pantalon ne serait pas souvent portée, alors qu’en short c’était une pièce idéale.

C’était ma première couture avec les patrons RDC donc j’ai suivi le tableau des mensurationspour choisir ma taille. J’ai donc fait une taille 36 mais je crois que la prochaine fois, je choisirai la 34 et je réduirai la hauteur du corsage. En effet, la combi est un peu trop grande, aussi bien en largeur qu’en longueur (j’aurais dû m’en douter, je suis loin d’atteindre les 1m65 de stature). Mais portée comme ça avec une ceinture, ça passe.

Du coup, je suis super contente avec ma Dominique! Le lin bleu clair que j’ai choisi est fin et tellement agréable à porter, j’ai plutôt bien résussi à fixer mes pressions au marteau, et le changement de longueur est parfait.

Je reviens bientôt avec la chemise Juliette…

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Sorell trousers variation: a pair of short

When designing the Sorell trousers, I thought they would make a great pair of shorts as well. This is such an easy variation to make: just cut the legs  above the knee ast desired length.

I like my shorts short so I cut mine about 8 cm below the crotch seam, including the 4 cm hem. I also added about 2 cm to the side seam at the hem to get them a little bit wider around the thighs.

I used linen for this version, it wrinkles a lot but is very comfortable to wear when it’s so hot like now. I really like the safari feel they have.

If you want to see a denim version, head over to Anne‘s blog. Inspired by her version, I didn’t add the back pockets either 😉

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Cuando estaba diseñando el patrón del pantalón Sorell, estaba pensando ya en hacer una versión corta para el verano. Es tan fácil de hacer: sólo basta con cortar las piernas al largo que queréis.

A mi me gustan los shorts bastante cortitos así que corté los mios a 8 cm debajo de la entrepierna, incluyendo el dobladillo de 4 cm. He añadido unos 2 cm a la costura del lado para que sean un pelín más ancho alrededor de los muslos.

La tela es un lino beis que se arruga un montón, pero es muy fresco para los días de gran calor. Y me encanta el toque safari que tiene.

Podéis ver una versión en denim en el blog de Anne. He copiado el suyo y me he olvidado de los bolsillos traseros también.

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Pendant la conception du patron du pantalon Sorell, je pensais déjà à faire une version courte pour cet été. Faire un short avec le patron du Sorell, c’est super facile: il suffit de couper la jambes à la longueur désirée!

Perso, j’aime bien les shorts bien courts, j’ai donc coupé le mien 8 cm sous l’entrejambe, ourlet de 4 cm inclus. J’ai aussi décidé d’ajouter 2 cm sur les côté au niveau de l’ourlet pour qu’il soit plus large aux cuisses.

J’ai choisi un lin beige enduit, qui se froisse comme un malade, mais au moins il est léger, parfait pour les grandes chaleurs que nous avons en ce moment. Et j’avoue que je suis plus que ravie du petit air safari que cela lui donne.

Vous pouvez aussi voir une version short en denim sur le blog d’Anne. J’ai copié son idée de supprimer les poches arrières, merci Anne 😉

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Shatta-Proof!

More stuff to show you all!  I’ve made another pair of linen trousers – no, you cannot have too many, they’re like shoes and handbags, didn’t you know??  This time I used a khaki linen from Fred Winter’s in Stratford … Continue reading

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Classic Indigo & White for the Summer

Cracking on with sewing for me, I’ve been on a real binge!  I cut out two pieces of linen for trousers, one a khaki linen from Fred Winter’s in Stratford on Avon, and the other the most beautiful blue and … Continue reading

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A Blue Floral Hollyburn

This is my first time sewing up Sewaholic’s Hollyburn Skirt & I’m in love. Oh, how I love this skirt! Top: Violet blouse, previously blogged here Shoes: Me Too (Nordstroms) Bracelet: FitBit Hair: Oh so freshly dyed pink.  Don’t worry – It’ll fade after the first wash, cause even this is too pink for me…. Read More »

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NEW PATTERN // Cartwheel Shorts // custom made in linen

Introducing my newest pattern, the Cartwheel Shorts. These easy, comfy, cartwheel-compatible shorts are suitable for ages 3-10 (approximately). They work well in a variety of woven fabrics, but my favourite versions have been made up in silk CDC and the linen that you see below. I have ulterior motives in my pattern making. I only make patterns that I love, or that I love seeing on my girls. If I don’t want to see several versions of the same item on my girls every day (or in my own wardrobe), then that pattern isn’t meant to be. I’ll confess that a big motivation behind taking my pattern making to a new level (to include grading) simply comes down to two words: three daughters! I love being able to print out a pattern in three different sizes, and to the exact design that I’d been dreaming of. This shorts pattern is a perfect example. I wanted a dressier looking shorts pattern that would suit my aesthetics, tick their box of approval, and be practical enough for them to play in and wear to school. …

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