McCalls 7166 in Linford linen

This skirt falls firmly into two categories. Firstly – Spontaneous. There was no long-term planning of this one, trawling through Pinterest, hashtag surfing on Instagram. This was categorically an eleventh hour make for our Melbourne staff Christmas party. I wasn’t…

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Meet the Tavi Top

We haven’t released a pattern since July so to say we’re excited about this one would be a huuuuge understatement. Meet our newest pattern – the Tavi Top! This sleeveless, semi-fitted shell top has bust darts and a button up back….

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Hilary and the Short Sleeves

Here’s the happy result of a quick and simple hack that I’ve been meaning to try out for a while. We released our Hilary Top pattern almost a year ago. I have a linen one, made up exactly as per…

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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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