Gingham

I don’t often get chance to partake in sewing challenges. My own personal sewing list is long enough and even that is jeopardised by work and small people! But this blouse had a decent deadline and an exciting date to wear the finished shirt to. A bowling date with some really cool bloggers at London’s [...]

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I started this project nearly a year ago, hit a bit of a roadblock on account of ah, not quite know what I was doing!  I figured I’d just use the bodice from one pattern the skirt from another and well just put them together…  I made some adjustments, to accommodate the differences, but it [...]

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I decided to break out of the my usual mid-century sewing and try something from the 1930′s. This pattern was a free download from Sew Vera Venus; after a bit of tweaking with the fit, it went together like a dream. Here’s some details: I used a light cotton with berries and flowers on a [...]

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I just adore gingham for summer and what’s better than giant gingham! This dress is actually a refashion from a dress I made a few years ago. This is the famous Walk Away dress, which actually fit me rather well considering all of the fit issues most people seem to have with it. (Butterick 4790) [...]

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I swooned when I saw this dress over at ButchWax Vintage – it’s divine! It would be perfect for weddings, parties and picnics – every occasion, but such a tiny waist!                       I knew I needed to make my own (modest) version if I was [...]

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This pattern was actually much easier to work with than I’d expected. I’ve never used a mail order vintage pattern before. There was much more hand sewing than I expected versus modern patterns, but I’m pretty sure that’s par for the course. I didn’t adjust the sizing at all. In hindsight I could have probably [...]

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Hey YAWLL! It’s been a long time, well ive actually made something wearable but unfortunately its not for me its for my boyf as a valentines prezzie awww. <3 I used kwik sew 3506 i cut a medium it was massive i took in a couple of inches. the most annoying bit was the facings-i [...]

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I’ve never been a real big fan of off season sewing because I always want to wear my new creations as soon as they are finished, but I’m so ready for summer that I made an exception for this lovely blouse! It’s Butterick 7328 and has two sleeve options-a cap sleeve and a puff sleeve. [...]

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Hello fellow sewers! I just finished sewing up a fun little project that I want to share! I used Simplicity 1093 to make a simple cotton blouse. I chose “style 3″ because I wanted the most basic shape as I planned on adding an appliqué. The blouse was a fairly quick project to sew up, [...]

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For those who made suggestions for my top with sweetheart neckline. I made it…although in different fabric to what I originally intended. So it would match my ‘random retro skirt’. I didn’t know if I should add a little bow or a pink button where the gather was….   I also ended up using a [...]

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