Pattern Reviews

Vintage Vogue 2429…and all the choices

I’ve touched on my love of vintage patterns many times. No. Make that many, MANY times. My collection has arrived at that impressive point where I have so many that I usually forget what’s in there, so it always a…

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The Persephone Pants

If patterns were a buzzword then the Persephone Pants are, right now, the hottest one out there. The pattern, produced by Colorado-based designer Anna Allen, is described as being “based on photographs of men’s 1920s-’40s US Navy sailor pants.” The…

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Vogue 9237 :: Double linen, double gingham

Happy 2018 friends! I hope the new one has started out in just the right way for you. We were going to start the blogging year off with a new pattern but I’m sneaking in this one first because deadlines and…

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Grainline Studio: The Archer Shirt

I have always loved shirts. Loved shirts and worn shirts. Loved shirts and worn shirts and bought shirts. So I never really needed another one and, truth be told, there was a little fear factor involved too. All those buttonholes….

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Vogue 9253 (that one with the really low V)

I’m pretty sure, no, POSITIVE that everyone who’s reading this post has seen already seen a version or twenty of Vogue 9253. And with good reason because it’s ace. One of the things I truly love best about this pattern is that,…

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Linen Lois, Silk Lois

Thanks so much for all your comments and feedback on our new Lois Dress pattern. Before we move onto to our next pattern release (fingers crossed for next week), I wanted to show you my two versions – one linen…

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My Sundress for September: Vintage McCalls 6587

It seems fitting that on Melbourne’s first really, truly, warm spring day, I present you with my Sundress in September project. I had a couple of sundress options languishing in the pattern stash but this more recent purchase – vintage…

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My Ultimate (Tartan) Trousers

Pants, man. I’ve touched on this before and how my default cold day choice are my beloved jeans which, by the end of winter, aren’t so beloved any more. That meant a new pair of pants were on the sewing list…

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Swimstyle Patterns :: The Heiress Bikini

Last September I blogged my Sophie Swimsuit and in that post, talked about how I’d purchased a bikini pattern, cut it out and – long story short – freaked out.  The pattern I was referring to was Swimstyle’s Heiress Bikini. I can’t quite remember how I…

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NEW :: Iris Dress Pattern

Say hello to our first pattern of 2017 – the Iris Dress! This flattering style incorporates an a-line shaped lantern skirt with side pockets that feature an upper topstitching detail. The pattern includes options for both v-neck, sleeveless (Version A –…

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