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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Our latest pattern – the Florence Coat

Just in time for our southern winter, we’re excited to release our latest pattern – the Florence Coat! The Florence Coat is a long-line, oversized, unlined coat with an easy, relaxed style. Design features include a collarless neckline with stitched down…

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Colour in Thirds Competition Winners

Congratulations to the following five prize winners in our 2019 Colour in Thirds Sewing Competition. First Place goes to Sarah with her self-drafted dress and jacket. Sarah made very clever use of all three fabrics, creating a floaty empire line…

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UPDATED Tokyo Jacket Pattern

In 2013 we released our Tokyo Jacket pattern with a lot of love and just a little fanfare. There was a blog post, an email and that was about it. Back then we were pretty green around the social media…

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The Brumby Skirt

Meet the skirt that’s been a solid four months in the making. It was actually finished, even worn, last October before I decided to make a minor adjustment which relegated it to the alteration pile. In my world, the alteration…

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