Monthly Archives: April 2015

New Look 6578 Red rover toddler dress

I get such a kick out of making children’s clothes. Fun fabric, miniature pattern pieces and the finished result is super cute. This dress is a gift for a dog mad friend who is visiting soon with her small family. … Continue reading

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FO: Burda young 7148 sweatshirt

I wanted a quick sew project for instant sewing gratification after finishing all my UFOs. So I opted to make a sweatshirt using Burda 7148. The fabric is bog standard sweatshirt fleece bought from Goldhawk Road. It’s super snug but … Continue reading

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FO: My last UFO – Simplicity 2418

This is my last UFO, Simplicity 2418. I think I began making this pattern at the beginning of 2014 but poor fabric choice meant this project came to a halt. I originally chose a clingy poly crepe which went straight … Continue reading

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FO: Mexican oil cloth tote bag

I had a long Easter break and spent some of my holiday finishing UFOs. This self drafted bag was one of them. I used a fabulous oil cloth bought from Kitsch Kitchen in Amsterdam a few years ago. If you like … Continue reading

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Upgrading my sewing machine – Janome XL601

I realised I had outgrown my sewing machine when I was making my Gerard Coat. My beloved Elna struggled with making a buttonhole on wool and I ended up making bound buttonholes instead. However, I knew I wouldn’t want to … Continue reading

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