Monthly Archives: February 2014

FO: Self-drafted shirtwaist dress

This is a dress I made at the end of last year from a pattern drafted by moi. I did a fantastic beginner’s pattern cutting course at the Fashion and Textile Museum and came away with my very own pattern. … Continue reading

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Vintage Pattern Pledge

I ‘Pootleandmake’ pledge to sew 3 vintage patterns in 2014. I got very excited about A Stitching Odyssey’s Vintage Pattern Pledge. I have a small collection of vintage patterns but have never got round to doing anything with them. Taking … Continue reading

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FO: Green Plantain v.2

Sewing with knits is so satisfying, you can make something in no time at all. Fortunately, there were no freak accidents this time round. The only tweaks I made were to raise the neckline by 2.5 cm, decrease the bodice by … Continue reading

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FO: Polka dot floral plantain

Plantain fever is catching. I had to make one after seeing all these gorgeous versions on the Deer and Doe blog.  What’s more it’s also a freebie so you can get it in an instant. This is the ultimate quick … Continue reading

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The Great British Sewing Bee pencil skirt

This is a timely make, as the second series of the Great British Sewing Bee starts on Tuesday 18th February and I cannot wait.  I made this skirt with fabric left over from my Burda jacket. I’d used so little of … Continue reading

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Home sewing for lazy bones

Hey I made cushions. I’ve been sewing for years but it never crossed my mind to make stuff for the house. Cushion covers are one of the simplest things to sew but they seemed, well, a bit boring. I mean … Continue reading

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Mercerie beaucoup

It would have been rude not to visit to the fabric mecca that is Marché St Pierre in Montmartre while on a short break to Paris last week. There’s oodles of choice, 5 floors of what seems like every fabric type … Continue reading

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