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Fabric Feature of the Week – Gabby’s Choice

This vibrant, asymmetrical patterned double silk georgette – Gabby’s Choice – was actually my daughter’s pick for McCalls 6102 (with longer sleeves). This flared dress is unlined and worn with a simple black jersey slip underneath. Hardly necessary in a top or…

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Butterscotch Pudding? Meet Vintage McCalls 9347

This dress is what I like to call ‘A Nice Save’. Out of curiosity, how often do you believe a garment – mid-construction – may in all likelihood be heading towards the dark destination that is Disasterville (or Wasteoftimetown). And…

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Pattern Reviews – McCalls 6035 and McCalls 5633

I’m finally back to my weekly sewing classes with Bernadette again, I can’t tell you how much I missed those selfish two hours to myself!!! Don’t think that it’ll be enough though, as my ‘to sew list‘ has grown considerably…

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Pattern Review – McCalls 5796

This is Gabby’s Design and Technology creation for school. The brief was an age appropriate garment for a child. Gabby chose McCalls 5796 to make a dress for her little cousin using a combination of cottons – Eyeballing Yellow and…

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Vogue and McCalls Pattern Sale Now ON!

One party frock down, one to go! Now it’s time to work out what to start making for our Tessuti Sydney Christmas party next month, the pressure’s on I tell you. Perfect timing actually as starting today and until 29th…

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Fabric Feature Of The Week – Eclectic Pink

I’ve chosen Italian 100% Cotton Eclectic Pink to make up for our Tessuti Melbourne Christmas party next week (yes, can you believe it?). I simply love this print, it’s going to be perfect for a simple dress. I’m taking inspiration…

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Pattern Review – Vintage McCalls 9028

While we’re on the topic of pants, here’s a plaid pair made up by Adrienne from vintage McCalls 9028 in Tessuti’s 100% Wool Red Tartan (sold out). After a couple of mock ups in calico and one in a poly/viscose…

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Pattern Review – McCalls 6162

Graphic Artist, Alex joined our Sew Inn classes a few months ago, to brush up on her sewing skills and to make a fabulous dress for an upcoming wedding she was going to. With McCalls 6162 pattern in mind Alex…

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Pattern Review – McCalls 5884 (OOP)

Here’s another great project from Lynette. Aside from the style itself, what’s not to love about the words ‘pussy bow blouse’? The pattern is the recently OOP McCall’s 5884 – View C. Lyn made no alterations but did say that…

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Pattern Review – McCalls 5926

Love a good cowl neckline? Here’s a perfectly stylish winter dress that Leith made up. The pattern is (recently) OOP McCalls 5926.Snap it up while you can because this one’s a winner, right down to the little pleat details around…

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