Tag Archive: patterns

New Office, New Dress

Finally I am out of retail and in an office environment. So I have decided to update my wardrobe and my sewing game.This fabric is from Joann’s it’s an awesome comfortable and warm knit, perfect for fall.  I used Butterick’s 5780 pattern but changed the bottom pleats.  I took off 2 inches from the waist…

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Custom Lace Bolero

This custom bolero is for a mother of one of my clients that I have been helping with all of their wedding alterations.  As I was altering the mother of the bride’s dress she asks if I can make a custom little jacket because everything that she has tried on in stores never fits the…

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A/W ’17 O1

This year it has taken three weeks of timetabled classes for me to become accustomed to constantly check my (apparently old-fashioned) wrist watch [does anyone else still wear one of these?] in order to ensure I am where I should … Continue reading

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Vintage Sewing: The 70s dress

Over summer, a good friend of mine turned 40, and had a 70s themed birthday party to celebrate.  I had a rummage through my vintage patterns and found these… …and a search through the online treasure troves of Minerva resulted in me finding this completely mental fabric that was very much the right price for […]

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Flower Explosion

So this fabric I believe I have had for at least 3-4 years because I loved the pattern but never really figured out what I wanted to do with it.  First I thought I would make a dress but the pattern just seemed too bold for that. So I finally got around to doing something…

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Flower Explosion

So this fabric I believe I have had for at least 3-4 years because I loved the pattern but never really figured out what I wanted to do with it.  First I thought I would make a dress but the pattern just seemed too bold for that. So I finally got around to doing something…

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Green Peplum

Hello!  I have always been interested in peplum shirts but I never really thought that they were for me.  So to test it out I used leftovers to make this shirt.  For the fabric I used the yard I had left from my 1940’s Green Slytherin Dress. And as for the pattern, I used the…

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Tilly and the Buttons duo – Agnes top and Cleo dress

Autumnal greetings to you.  Today I’m showing you a t-shirt I have made for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network.  It’s the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top – a really useful pattern for a plain, long sleeved, scoop neck t-shirt.  My inner child chose some whale print fabric to make it in, and when making […]

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A Duo of Stack Quilts // Diving Board Fabric

Hi friends, My good friend Chen sent me a fat eighth set of the new line Diving Board by Alison Glass – it arrived on Monday night and by Tuesday afternoon I had not one but two Stack baby quilt […]

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Blue Floral Fit and Flare

Hello again! This dress is another project that I finished a long time ago and am just now posting because I was soo excited to wear it I never took photos of it.  I made this back in April just in time for spring. Now after this dress I will not be making any more…

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Halloween Hexies

Hi friends, This weekend I am having a huge sale getting ready for Fall! Enjoy 20% off using code: fussycut on items in the shop. This sale runs until Monday September 18th. PDF Patterns Printed Patterns Fussy Cut Acrylic Templates […]

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A/W 2017

All the leftovers from spring/summer are used up so it was time to buy some real fabric for the Autumn/Winter 2017 wardrobe. But what to buy? What should I make? Enter Oska – my inspiration for this year. They are … Continue reading

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1940’s Green Slytherin Dress

This dress has gone through the ringer.  So much so that I completely forgot to post this when I finished it because I kept thinking that I would alter it some more.  This dress started out as the 1940’s Vintage Simplicity pattern 8050. Now the fabric I used was a knit and a thick one…

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No Fabric…. 2 & 3

To cut a long story short and to skip to the chase I’ve made two more things without fabric. First up, cotton jersey leftover from Donna Karan dress. Enough for a T-shirt with sleeves or something longer without sleeves. Out came … Continue reading

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White Shirt Dress

Hello! I really have found a new love for certain cotton fabrics and I really wanted another dress. This was the first one. The fabric I found at Joanns again. I was not even looking for it but as I was walking by it just completely took my attention so I had to buy it.  The…

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White Slip

Hello!  Lately I have picked a lot of fabrics that at first don’t seen see-through but then once the dress is finished they are more opaque than desired.  I have wanted to make slips for a while now but I just never really had the fabric, pattern, or time to really get to it.  So…

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Stripy Colette Wren Dress

This month for my Minerva project I chose the Colette Wren pattern and some stripy black and teal Ponte Roma to make it in. The Colette Wren dress is a pattern which I hadn’t really noticed much, until Me Made May came along and I saw a few cute versions out there.  I think the […]

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No Fabric…..1

For a few weeks I didn’t have any fabric! OK, we all know that is a bare faced lie but really, all I had were offcuts, leftovers and scraps; no 2 or 3 metre lengths with which to create and … Continue reading

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The Hideaway Hoodie dress

I’m back, in black!  This is a dress I made before summer and suddenly it got too warm to be able to wear it!  I think I made it in May.  I discovered this pattern thanks to Maeve of Dress Fabrics.  I saw hers, fell in love with the pattern, and immediately tracked it down. […]

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Red Cotton Dress

Hello!  I decided to try something new for this next project, and let me tell you that I am really glad that I did.  I usually avoid cotton fabrics like the plague, but this was cute and I figured why not give it a go. The dress you see above is completely-mega altered.  It started…

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VELVET CAMI AND DIY RUFFLE WRAP SKIRT + PATTERN REVIEW #M7606

HI DARLINGS! I couldn’t wait to wear this skirt. We featured this M7606 skirt in the July/August issue of SEW SEW DEF and I knew I had to make it asap. I love a great wrap skirt and I love ruffles! I also had this really great velvet cami I picked up H&M this summer […]

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Grey Flower Dress

Hello again!  I must say that I really needed this past vacation!  My dad came out to visit us and we hung out, went to NYC and watched Chicago while we were out there.  The babies really do love their grandpaw.  (grad-paw cuz they are puppies! Well I think it is cute.) I also tried…

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Grey Flower Dress

Hello again!  I must say that I really needed this past vacation!  My dad came out to visit us and we hung out, went to NYC and watched Chicago while we were out there.  The babies really do love their grandpaw.  (grad-paw cuz they are puppies! Well I think it is cute.) I also tried…

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Back to Black

My goodness! Thank you all so much for all the very constructive, knowledgeable and well thought out responses as to the “what length of dress” question. I have read every one and will follow the majority – I shall henceforth … Continue reading

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FREEBIE WRAP SKIRT TUTORIAL!

HI DARLINGS! It’s Friday and that means it’s time for a FREEBIE TUTORIAL. I have been trying really hard to do more videos for my YOUTUBE so although I may not be able to do them every Friday I will be trying to do at least two freebie projects or sew along’s a month. This skirt […]

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PEPLUM BUTTON UP TOP + PDF PATTERN MODIFICATION

HI DARLINGS! I told you yesterday that I was excited about this pattern and I really have made it about 5 times already, including modifications like this one! This pattern was so well received yesterday and I am thrilled to know you guys love it. I wanted to show how easy it is to go from […]

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Gertie Sews Vintage Casual Cigarette Pants

Readers – I have made my first pair of fitted trousers, and I’m pretty pleased with how they have turned out!  I used the Cigarette Pants pattern from Gertie Sews Vintage Casual.  Gertie recommends using a fabric with a bit of stretch, but says the trousers can be made in a non-stretch fabric if a […]

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Sea of Silk

Look – photographic evidence that sometimes, just sometimes, the sun does shine in all its glory here. More blue and I really mean true, royal, luscious, rich, deep, drown-in, indulgent blue crepe de chine. Thank you very much to those … Continue reading

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Peasant Blouse (Burda)

Good grief, that’s such a not-inspired title…. So let’s cut to the chase and get on with the sewing. I actually, really and truly, bought a peasant blouse top from a real live shop and loved its gathers, floatiness and … Continue reading

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All for Free

One Pirate pencil skirt One Sorbetto top One pair Barb pants A few metres of Jacobean Floral Fantasy – a pique waffle type ponte double jersey in stylised Jacobean floral print. Fairy tale tree of life branches with deepest green foliage, and … Continue reading

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