New Look 6145 Dress and ‘Hacking’ Jacket

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Just a quick post to show you my latest make. The New Look dress pattern #6145 (I think I got this free with a sewing mag?!) Anyway Lu, my wife, will be going back to work soon after her maternity leave and now it is time to make her some clothes to wear. Remember a post […]

Horse riding anyone?

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If you have read any of my posts you will know I love making shirts and jackets. Tailored jackets give me a lot of satisfaction. I enjoy the amount of work involved including the large amount of hand sewing that is required for a decent tailored jacket. Up until now though, most of the jackets I […]

Love Sewing Magazine, Slouchy Gilet make. Some handy hints….

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OK first and foremost this post is not a review of a pattern and certainly not a moan about one! Every month I get a copy of Love Sewing magazine and there is always a great free pattern included. (By free pattern I mean a proper pattern, in envelope etc.) made by SimpleSewPatterns and have […]

Male Devon Sewing has won something! I’m so excited!

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Well how exciting! Male Devon Sewing has won something! it might not be the Lottery or a years supply of chocolate but something much more special….. I came home today after doing a bit of shopping and behind the door was this months copy of Love Sewing magazine (If you don’t yet subscribe then hurry up […]

60’s style shift dress

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In my last post Hattie and her Mum Sophie came over to try on their new dresses I had made, ready for an upcoming wedding. Well here is Sophie in her lovely 60’s style Shift dress in electric blue satin with an Ivory lace, flower patterned, tulle over-dress and ivory silk bound arms. Again this […]

Lace overlay Polka-dot sheath dress

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I can’t believe it is September already! Where has the time gone? I started this blog in January and I’m still going! Well here is my first post of this month…..Not a jacket or shirt but a dress! I recently posted about being asked to make a dress for my friend Hattie, well tonight she came […]