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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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Tutorial – The Welt/Jetted pocket

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Ok, I have been asked about doing some tutorials. I have wanted to do some and the most asked is about pockets. Pockets for most who sew can seem really daunting. I admit when I made my wedding waistcoats I didn’t add pockets because I didn’t understand the instructions. I Googled it but still was not sure, hence […]