Sewing rather than Blogging

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Well I have been very bad, I have not Blogged since April! I’m not going to give you any excuses apart from the fact I have been busy sewing. Yes thats it, I have been making lots of different things and honestly, became caught up in it. As you know my blog posts are, generally, […]

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Mens Asymmetric Shirt challenge

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Now I love social media, well sewing social media that is, as I am always amazed by what my fellow sewers are doing. I love seeing their makes and find it all too inspiring. Occasionally though I see something I really want to make: Or as in this case was challenged to make! A few […]

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Home Tailored Suit Part 6 – Finishing the Jacket

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Following on from my last post, we can finish off the jacket. The lining is checked thoroughly on the inside of the jacket to ensure it has been attached correctly. A slip stitch is used to secure the lining in place using a suitable colour thread. The lining can optionally be pick-stitched, along the edge to give […]

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Home Tailored suit Part 5 – Collar and sleeves

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I left you last time with the lapels finished and half of the collar complete. Today we will finish the collar and move onto the sleeves. Upper Collar The under collar is finished and attached to the jacket as per the last post here. Now attention turns to the upper collar. Unlike many commercial patterns, […]

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Home Tailored Suit Part 4 – Vents and Collar

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Before we can attach the collar we need to address the back. This will involve creating the vent or vents. I mentioned in the first post that I wanted a double vented jacket and drafted the pattern accordingly. Many jackets come with a single centre vent at the back (mostly due to the cost involved […]

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Home Tailored Suit Part 3 – Lapels

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Continuing the make of my home tailored 3 piece suit we move to finishing the front and creating the lapels. Read Part 1 and Part 2 if you need to get up to speed. We have two front jacket pieces (with pockets completed) and we have constructed the canvas interfacing for both. Now we must attach […]

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Home Tailored 3 Piece Suit – Part 1

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Happy new year everyone and welcome to a truly tailored first post of 2017! I promised in my last post I would keep up to date with my blogging, so I will start with something conceived two months ago! Back in November I had the idea of sewing my own 3-piece suit. I suddenly realised that […]

The ‘Guild’ Jacket reveal

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So following on from my last post on ‘workwear’ fashion I have been busy designing and making. So here I present to you my first iteration of the ‘Guild’ jacket. Based around the French Chore Jacket, or Bleu de Travail, I drafted this pattern to be a little more tailored whilst retaining the traditional look. […]