Retro shirt and Hacking update

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A while go i got a mixed bundle of sewing patterns (from a well known auction website) and yesterday I had a proper look through. Of the 25 patterns, most of the were ladies but 3 were for men. 2 Shirt patterns and a pyjama pattern. One pattern caught my eye and that was a […]

Half way through 2015…MDS Happy HalfaYearsary!

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So we are over half way in 2015 and back at the start of the year I decided it was time to start Blogging about my sewing. So I created Male Devon Sewing to do just that. The Blog was really intended as a way for me to keep a record of what I have […]

Tweedarees update and other news!

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So my last post I told you about my wonderful fashion idea! Yes the Tweedaree. Well to be honest I’ve not done a lot about it as I have been busy with other things. I did draft some ideas of what I want them to look like. Imagine a waistcoat/trouser all-in-one. I did buy some […]

Linen Summer Jacket part 4 final steps and completion! Yay!

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So on to the final steps in the great Summer Linen Jacket make. The lining….I always seem to forget that when you make a lined garment you essentially end up making it twice: Once for the outside and once for the inside! Anyway I’m not going to bore you with every step as if you […]

Linen Summer Jacket part 3 – Collar, Lapels and sleeves

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So part 3 of my Linen Jacket sew-along and we move onto the collar/lapels and sleeves. All three are enough to put fear into anyone who sews. I look back at my first jacket and wince when I see a wonky collar; notched lapels where the notches were different shapes and sizes and sleeves with […]

Linen Summer Jacket part 2. Front and pockets

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Following on from my last post it is time to make the jacket front for my Linen summer jacket.  Sadly the summer sunshine seems to have vanished! I guess it will return?  There are 2 front pattern pieces and 2 side pieces plus 2 pockets to make in this walkthrough.  Now on most jackets you place […]

Linen summer jacket tutorial. Part 1 the back and vent.

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Well after the shirt tutorial I did here, I was asked if I could show one of my Jackets being made. I’m not sure what the weather is like where you are but here in the UK it has been lovely. I mean properly warm and sunny for the last few weeks! So with the […]