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Home Tailored Suit Part 7 – Waistcoat

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Back to the 3-piece tailored suit make and time to make the waistcoat. If you have missed the previous instalments here is the direct links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6. The trusty waistcoat is what really got me back into sewing back in 2014. I’ll not re-tell […]

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 […]

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 […]

So much happening….great times ahead I feel.

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It feels like an absolute age since I last posted but I can assure you it is not from my laziness! So many things have happened – nearly all of them to do with my sewing. Where shall I start?….. First off, I am writing a book! Yes you read that correctly a book. Well […]

Italy is coming to Devon! (Well a little bit of it!)

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In my last post I mentioned I might make another jacket. “Oh no, not another Jacket” I hear you cry! well I’m afraid so. I have made many different Jackets and coats, both for myself and for other people: English, Tweed, Wool, Linen, Velvet, peaked lapel, notched lapel, lined, part-lined, mens and ladies. To this […]

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 […]

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 […]