My Sundress in September, but really October

Those of you who follow us on Instagram and Facebook will know that for the past few years we’ve been throwing out a little annual challenge to Sew a Sundress in September. It’s actually less about the challenge, more about the…

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A modified Lisa Dress

Last summer, my favourite go-to dress on the hottest of hot days was this one and if I’d catalogued my most worn makes of 2018, my Romy Top-to-Dress would’ve unquestionably made the top 5. I loved the fuller length and…

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If you only have one sleeve, make it BIG

I have SO much love for the big sleeves trend right now. A love affair that undoubtedly began with this dress but has just taken flight with all the big sleeved beauties out there in RTW and pattern land. And this new top…

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The Pietra Pants by Closet Case Patterns

Five or more years ago I bought a pair of tapered khaki pants that became one of my best wardrobe buddies. They had pockets. The waistband was elasticised in the back and they had a button-up fly front that I…

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The Olya Shirt by Paper Theory Designs

In my last shirt post I mentioned that I’d already chosen my next shirt project and so here it is – the Olya Shirt from Paper Theory Patterns. I’d spied a few beautiful versions of this pattern on insta but this perfect, crisp…

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The Fairfield Button Up (Birthday) Shirt

Is it even a birthday shirt if it isn’t gifted a little bit late? Not including the ten years of promises to make him one, this arrived just four days after his actual birthday so I’ll call that a gift win….

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Our NEW Verona Jacket Pattern

Introducing our latest pattern – the Verona Jacket. This cropped boxy style features extended shoulders, collar, a peaked hemline at front, centre back seam, front shoulder darts and two-piece bracelet length sleeves. Recommend fabrics for this jacket are non-fraying boiled wools, boiled…

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Persephone Pants + modified Hilary Top

I made my first pair of Anna Allen’s Persephone Pants in April last year, boldly calling them ‘pair one of possibly a zillion pairs’. I’ve got a way to go but I’m sort of on track with these, my third pair….

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Sewing the Florence Coat in woven fabrics

Last month we released our Florence Coat pattern. The pattern is designed for non-fraying fabrics such as boiled wools, but we have so many excellent coatings in this year we decided to try it in a woven. And here’s the happy…

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