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Handworked Milanese Buttonholes

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So in my last post I introduced you to handworked buttonholes. I promised I would show you the Milanese version so here it is. The Milanese is more decorative, usually applied to the lapel and whilst the general technique is the same, there are a few differences in construction. What makes the Milanese stand out, […]

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Handworked Buttonhole Tutorial

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The buttonhole: A simple, practical piece of thread engineering that stops our clothes from falling off (or bits of us escaping)! You will, when sewing, come across the need to make them. Lots of garments rely on buttons and the associated hole. Now most sewing machines have the capabilities of making buttonholes for you, which […]

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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 […]