Pattern Review – McCalls 8193 One-piece Swimsuit

Lisa’s fantastic swimsuit make last year and my daughter’s constant requests for bikinis and simple one-pieces got me thinking that it was time to dive back in and try out some swimwear sewing. It’s been a really long time since I’ve sewn…

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Modified Linen/Liberty Alice Top

I often think about making little changes to our existing patterns, constantly inspired by styles and detail finishes I see in RTW garments. It’s a fun, easy way to alter a TNT pattern for a little variety. Since releasing our Alice…

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Pattern Review – Vogue 1515

For those of you who enquired about Eva’s dress from yesterday’s Instagram post, here are more images along with the pattern details. The pattern used for the dress was a pull-over ruffle necked top from Vogue 1515, extended into a dress with…

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Ruby with a Ruffle

Here’s my final sew for 2016 – a ruffled Ruby. Inspiration for this dress came via something similar I saw in a shop. Ok, it’s basically a direct copy. Also, dead easy and supremely comfortable. Whilst I normally have a…

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NEW :: Nina Pant Pattern

Meet our latest pattern – the Nina Pant! This classic, slim, tapered leg pant has a faced waistline that sits on the lower waist. Design features include flat front, back darts, stitched down facing, side invisible zipper and twin-needle finished wide…

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Pant Love :: New Look 6459

Last year, my pant pattern crush was ALL about Butterick 6178 which I blogged here and here. For me, one clear benchmark of a Pattern Winner (aside from multiple makes, obvs) is whether or not I can recall the pattern number…

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NEW :: Isla Top Pattern

Meet our latest pattern – the Isla Top. This stylish jersey top sits firm on the hips and features a back yoke, dolman sleeves and wide neckline with finished neck band. The simple design has only three pattern pieces making this a…

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NEW :: Our Sadie Slip Dress Pattern

Meet our latest pattern – the Sadie Slip Dress. Since we saw this trend popping up (and because we lived and loved it through the 90s), we’ve had this design on our patternmaking radar.  Though it can most definitely be…

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