Jeanne

original coat my version It’s almost July and I can’t believe that I’m still wearing this coat…I made my black version last autumn based on a late 30′s/early40′s coat I found in the collection of the costume company I frequently do work for.The original doesn’t look so great in the picture but when I tried [...]

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 And this pattern from the late 50′s/early 60′s is a real gem. It’s a fast and easy to sew.Making it up in lycra is definitely worth a shot too.Could also be made as a full length all-in-one for hot weather off the beach. It’s such a good shape and fit I may even make a little [...]

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When the weather turns hot and sunny like it did early here in the south of England this year the annual stress of ‘what to wear on the beach’ begins.  Last summer the weather wasn’t great  and I made do with a frumpy old maillot the few times I actually went to the beach. I [...]

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Considering I’ve always claimed to dislike making coats somehow I’ve made 3 since last November. This unlined spring green linen one from the jacket pattern is the most recent.  I didn’t toile it first (living dangerously) but as the pattern was a size too big for me anyway I had a lot to play with [...]

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Ta da, my first contribution to Sew Retro: McCall 5760 (after two days of internet crashes and assorted computer mayhem) Greetings, fellow sewers!  The fabric is a very sturdy rubberised cotton twill ‘mac’ fabric and I made a detachable fleece lining to go with it.  I’ve worn the coat a lot over this last winter [...]

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