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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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 […]

The 20 min Pencil Skirt

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So yesterday my wife Lu mentioned she would like a new skirt for work. She promptly showed me one she bought many years ago. A simple stretch fabric with elasticated waist and no zip.  This got me thinking as I had some lovely black 2-way stretch left over from my last project so I duly studied the […]

Couture….That means sewing!

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A little blog update really. Couture. What does it really mean? We talk about couture clothing and think of beautiful creations I am sure, but is it just a posh word? I sew at home, I love sewing and make a lot of clothes. I have many, many books about sewing and fashion, many of them include the […]

Complete step-by-step Neapolitan Jacket sewing tutorial

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After the huge success of my tailored shirt step-by-step tutorial, here as promised, is my Neapolitan Jacket tutorial. This post will not be 20 steps unlike the shirt but considerably longer and will feature a lot of photos!  This is what you are hoping to achieve if you follow the tutorial. A soft Neapolitan style […]

Educational toy make – Something a little different

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As you know if you read my blog I make clothes, clothes and more clothes: Jackets, coats, shirts you name it. However I have made something different. A range of educational toys for children.  It consists of 7 different fabric panels (filled with 3mm foam board) and a variety of clothing fasteners. A large zipper (opening), […]