Pattern Reviews

A Sundress In September – Vogue 2289

A sundress for Gabby and a sundress for September. I can’t take credit for this make as it was actually her Nonna Silva who made it for her. After trying to find it for a few years, I finally scored this…

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The Envelope Dress by Cris Wood

Don’t you just love it when a style of garment that you’ve fallen in love with pops up as a new pattern design? It’s like a lovely manifestation of all that’s good about sewing. This pattern is the Envelope Dress…

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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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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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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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